WHAT IS A SPELLING BEE CONTEST?
A spelling bee is a competition where contestants, usually children, are asked to spell english words. The concept is thought to have originated in the United States, and spelling bee events are now held in many countries around the world, along with variants that require the memorization of a specific text, such as France's "La dictée" (de Bernard Pivot and Poland's "Dyktando".
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All the 9°, 10°and 11°high school students. Previously enrolled at Columbia College
Columbia College, will give all the interested high schools the official invitation to enroll the school in the spelling bee contest.
Teachers should disclose the competition to all the 9th, 10th and 11th grade students, presenting and delivering the official 200 words, so the school can make the internal competition heats, to select the official contestants per school.
Attach and fill the registration form of the contest, presenting the official contestants of the school. (Only 3 students per school). The dead line of the delivering of the registration form is on July 20th. They must be hand out printed and by E-mail.
The official contestants will have a handbook of the contest and they also will receive a book with the words to practice before the contest.
The big final will be on August 10 and 11th, it will count with an international jury, the contestants, all the school cheers and the attendants.