FirstDown PlayBook Play Of The Year!

By Kendall Acho on Nov 14, 2018

No one draws football plays like FirstDown PlayBook and we want to draw your favorite play from the 2018 season! Post your play and enter the FirstDown PlayBook Play Of The Year Contest!

Here’s how it works:

  • You post your play, defense or special teams scheme using hashtag #FDPBPlayOfTheYear and tag FirstDown PlayBook.  (See the categories below)
  • The FirstDown PlayBook committee will select 4 finalists from your category.
  • The public has the final say with a public social media vote!


  • Varsity (Junior High & older)
  • Youth (12 years & younger)
  • Flag Adult (13 years & older)
  • Flag Youth (12 years & younger)

FirstDown PlayBook Committee chooses finalists for each category.

  • Mike Singletary (FirstDown PlayBook & Alliance Football League Coach)
  • Charlie Coiner (FirstDown PlayBook)
  • Keith Grabowski (USA Football)
  • Jen Welter (Former NFL & Alliance Football Coach)


Winner from each category will win a free 1-Year Membership to FirstDown PlayBook, then become eligible to compete for the GRAND PRIZE!

Grand Prize:

Lunch with Mike Singletary

AND your choice of:

Trip to 2020 AFCA Convention (Registration, two nights in hotel & transportation)


Trip to 2020 Pro Bowl (Two tickets, one night in hotel & transportation)

Winner will be announced at 2019 AFCA Convention in San Antonio.


  • Video must be less than 30 seconds.
  • Must have affiliation with team in play. (Coach, Player, Family member of team/coaching staff.)
  • If same play is submitted by two different people, only the 1st submission will be accepted.

How to Enter: 

Videos may be submitted on any of the following social media platforms:

  • Twitter – Post video of play. Must tag @FDPlayBook and use hashtag #FDPBPlayOfTheYear
  • Facebook – Post video of play. Must tag @FirstDown PlayBook and use hashtag #FDPBPlayOfTheYear
  • Instagram – Post video of play. Must tag @FirstDownPlayBook and use hashtag #FDPBPlayOfTheYear
  • LinkedIn – Post video of play. Must tag @FirstDown PlayBook and use hashtag #FDPBPlayOfTheYear
  • YouTube – Post video of play with title of #FDPBPlayOfTheYear

Video must be submitted by December 14th, 2018, 9pm EST.

Entering on multiple platforms is welcome!

Must be a follower of FirstDown PlayBook when you post video & when we choose the winner.


Must mention your category and age group in post. (Ie: Flag Youth)

How to Vote:

FirstDown PlayBook will post winners with play drawing on these sites:

  • Twitter – Retweet FDPB Tweet of play drawing (Every retweet of original Tweet = 1 vote)
  • Facebook – Like FDPB Post of play drawing (Every like of original post = 1 vote)
  • Instagram – Every Like on FDPB Post of play drawing = 1 vote
  • LinkedIn – Like FDPB Post of play drawing (Every like of original post = 1 vote)
  • YouTube – Every like on video = 1 vote

Combined votes for each play on all 5 social media’s will be the winner!


December 14th (9pm EST) – Submission deadline for videos.

December 16th – Finalists announced.

December 17th – December 22nd (9pm EST) – Category voting on social media.

December 23rd – Category winners announced.

December 27th – January 2nd (9pm EST) – Grand Prize voting on social media.

January 6th, 2019 – Grand Prize Winner announced!


For official rules, click here.