X-ACTO Sharpen your Skills Scholarship contest

You could win a $10,000 scholarship!

In classrooms across America, you'll find X-ACTO® pencil sharpeners helping students do their best work. Now X-ACTO is supporting academic achievement in a whole new way – with the Sharpen Your Skills scholarship sweepstakes.

Just by participating, you'll be helping students in economically challenged schools. As a proud sponsor of the Kids In Need Foundation, X-ACTO will donate one school supply product for every Sharpen Your Skills Scholarship entry received (up to 100,000).

Teachers, we know you work hard to help your students succeed. We encourage you to make your students aware of the sweepstakes & let us know they heard about it from you! We’ll be awarding $1,000 cash prizes to five teachers! Winners will be drawn at random.

Official Rules & Entry Details


If you heard about the sweepstakes through a teacher, please fill in the below:

I read & agree to the official rules & entry details.
I am at least 15 years of age or a parent or legal guardian entering on behalf of my child/children who are students under 15 years of age as of the date of entry.
Yes, I would like to receive news and emails about X-ACTO.

To complete your entry, simply follow this two-step submission process:

  • 1. UPLOAD

    Choose a photo (or other type of file) that shows how pencils play a role in helping you achieve your goals. This could be a picture that you drew, a story you wrote, a song you composed, whatever form of self-expression suits you best.


    Upload your submission here. (.pdf, .doc, .jpg, .mp3, .png, .mp4 and .mov files)


    Write a short description (50 words or less) to explain the submission you selected for step 1.