Rising Teacher Leap Year 2024 Publishing Contest

Announcing the Rising Teacher Leap Year 2024 Publishing Contest, kicking off on February 29, 2024, and running to March 31, 2024. Acknowledging the particular astronomical significance of this day, we’re starting this contest on Leap Day, and adding a couple of twists. Is it a sprint? Is it a challenge? We’re doing a little bit of both.  

Here’s How it Works

  • We’re offering 14 $400 class prizes split between two prize deadlines, March 17, 2024 and March 31, 2024. For both prize rounds, we’ll select the top classes — our Challenge Champs — that best meet our Class Quality GuidelinesPublish early to increase your chances of winning! 
    • All Rising Teachers who publish a new class between February 29, 2024 and the first deadline, March 17, 2024, will automatically qualify to win any of the 14 $400 prizes from either prize drop.
    • All Rising Teachers who publish a new class between March 18, 2024 and March 31, 2024 will automatically qualify to win prizes from the second prize round only (7).
  • Additionally, we’ll award 1 weekly $75 prize to our teacher MVPs focused on marketing and promotion! Each week during the challenge, one teacher in Rising Teacher will be selected based on the best tips and strategies shared around marketing their Skillshare offerings in the Rising Teacher Slack.
  • Last, every teacher in Rising Teacher who publishes at least one class that meets our Class Quality Guidelines during the challenge will win 1 year of a Skillshare membership — just for participating! Limit one membership per teacher; awarded at the end of the challenge. 



No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. By submitting an entry to the Rising Teacher Spring Publishing Challenge on Skillshare, you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements, and that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the Skillshare Terms of Service, and the decisions of Skillshare, Inc. 



To enter the contest, you must publish a new class and/or engage in the Rising Teacher Slack Community during the period 12:01am ET on February 29, 2024 through 11:59pm ET on March 31, 2024. All contest entrants must meet the following qualifications: 

  1. You must be 18 years or older (or the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction, if higher) to be eligible to participate in this contest. 
  2. You must be an active member of Rising Teacher at the time that you upload your class.
  3. Any class you publish must meet our Class Quality Guidelines
  4. You must not have won a class prize in the previous Rising Teacher contest (whether a Sprint or Challenge).
  5. You must not have received from Skillshare any filming or editing services in connection with your submitted class. 
  6. You must not reside in Italy. Users residing in Italy are not eligible to participate in this contest because of local country restrictions. 


All entrants who meet the above qualifications will be eligible to win the following prizes. 

$400 Class Prize

All entrants who meet the above qualifications and who publish a class between 12:01am ET on February 29, 2024 through 11:59pm ET on March 31, 2024 will receive a 1-year Skillshare membership. The approximate retail value of 1 year of membership to Skillshare is $165 USD. 

Entrants who publish between 12:01am ET on February 29, 2024 through 11:59pm ET on March 31, 2024  will be eligible to win one (1) of seven (7) $400 Class Prizes to be added to their next monthly payment. In addition, entrants who publish by 11:59pm ET on March 17, 2024 are eligible to win one (1) of seven (7) $400 Class Prizes awarded halfway through the contest. 

The $400 Class Prize winners will be determined solely based on the quality of the entry submitted and the skill shown by the teacher. All entries will be assessed by the Skillshare Curation team, and then separately by at least two Skillshare staff members. The entries that best adhere to Skillshare’s Class Quality Guidelines will be selected as the winners. 

The $400 Class Prize winners will be determined and informed via email and Slack no later than March 20, 2024 (first round) and April 3, 2024 (second round). 

$75 MVP Prizes

All entrants who meet the above qualifications will be eligible to win one (1) of five (5) $75 MVP Prizes if they share constructively about their class promotion process in any channel in the Rising Teacher Slack, and/or provide at least 1 constructive comment or piece of feedback on a fellow teacher’s post in the Rising Teacher Slack between 12:01am on February 29, 2024 and 11:59pm on March 31, 2024. 

One $75 prize will be awarded each week. Only comments or feedback that are submitted during that week are eligible for that week’s $75 MVP Prize. Teachers who win a prior week’s $75 MVP Prize will not be eligible to receive any of the remaining $75 MVP Prizes for the remainder of the contest.

The weekly $75 MVP winners will be determined solely based on the quality of the submission and the skill shown by the teacher, and will be awarded to the teachers whose submission best meets the following criteria: 

  • Provides demystifying advice or tools that can be applied right away;
  • Is most relevant to the teacher community as a whole; and 
  • Contributes new or innovative information. 

The $75 MVP winner will be determined on the Tuesday after the relevant week and the winner will be informed via email and Slack the same day. 


Each winner may be required to submit an Affidavit of Eligibility within 5 days of being informed of winning or will be deemed ineligible. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. No substitutions are permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize is not redeemable for cash and non-assignable and non-transferable except to a surviving spouse. 

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local sales, and income taxes. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Limit: one $400 Class Prize and one $75 MVP Prize per teacher. Cash value of the prize cannot be redeemed. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the contest entry period.

Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and release, defend, and hold harmless the Sponsor and its affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Contest, as well as the employees, officers, directors, and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance, and use or misuse of prize. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of the prize.

Winner acknowledges the Sponsor and all other businesses concerned with this Contest and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness, or merchantability of any aspect of prize.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, the Sponsor will resolve such dispute in good faith in its sole and absolute discretion. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries, or entries generated by a script, macro, or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible, or incomplete entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. By participating in the Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules and cancel the Contest if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus, bot, or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), and to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. Legal Warning: Any attempt by an individual, whether or not an entrant, to deliberately damage, destroy, tamper, or vandalize this web site or interfere with the operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws and sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and diligently pursue all remedies against any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.



This Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating, entrants agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating in any way to this Contest shall be litigated only in courts sitting in New York, NY, U.S.A.



Information provided by you to participate in this Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://www.skillshare.com/privacy.



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The personal information collected from each entrant in the course of the Contest will be used by Skillshare for the purposes of administration of the Contest and as otherwise permitted in accordance with Skillshare’s Privacy Policy. Please see Skillshare’s  Terms of Service for more information located at https://www.skillshare.com/terms.


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