In the PowToon Challenge Dutch secondary school pupils use the free Powtoon app (PC only) to create videos about books they have read in or outside of English class. In this way they pitch the books to others and motivate them to pick up this book as well. A challenge is held in class. Teachers may then submit their best videos to Levende Talen. Levende Talen hosts the Powtoon Challenge for teachers and pupils within the Netherlands. The best PowToons win. To give a short impression below you’ll find a small selection of last year’s submissions.

Would you like to join the Powtoon Challenge? Here you’ll find all the important information you need to get started

  • If you would like to join, send an email to
  • Teachers can enroll third and fourth year pupils /classes only
  • Turn in date 2 PowToon videos per school type (VMBO/HAVO/VWO) before February 14th 2017 (we’ve provided a bit of extra time for late-comers)
  • If you have any questions you can always send us an email:

To get your Powtoon Challenge started we have made things easy for you. So you’ll find lots of useful materials that you can use in class to make your Powtoon video stand out.

Finally,we would like to thank our sponsors for contributing to the Powtoon Challenge:

Pearson Benelux


Practicum Educatief

Below we have included some examples of last year’s submissions. Have fun and good luck. Curious? Go to the powtoon website and get started!