English words in the South Asian-American community. South Asian students 14
years of age or younger can participate at 1 of 12 regional spelling contests,
where the contestants are asked to spell English words orally on a miss-and-out
basis to find out who will move forward to compete in the Finals.
2017 South Asian Spelling Bee. Please refer to eligibility criteria in
the RULES section for more details.
June 10th 2017 – Harper College [Chicago Regional] June 11th 2017 – North Bellevue Community Center [Seattle Regional] June 17th 2017 – The Universities at Shady Grove [DC Regional] June 18th 2017 – West Charlotte High School [Charlotte Regional] June 24th 2017 – Worcester State University [Boston Regional] June 25th 2017 – Rutgers University [NJ Regional] July 08th 2017 – Chabot College [Bay Area Regional] July 15th 2017 – Brookhaven College [Dallas Regional]
Step 1: Registration
Students who meet the spelling contest requirements and wish to participate
MUST have a legal guardian "http://southasianspellingbee.com/get-ready/locations/" title="Locations">visit
locations page to choose a convenient regional center and register for
Step 2: The Preliminary & Regional Oral Rounds:
Participants will arrive at their chosen regional contest on the designated
date, at which time a 25-word, written spelling test will be administered to
ALL spellers. 15 or more of these words must be spelled correctly in order to
qualify for the regional oral round of the bee. The same afternoon, qualifying
spellers move on to the oral round, which is conducted on a miss-and-out basis
until the Regional Champion and runners-up are found. The top 3 spellers from
each regional center receive cash prizes, and the top 2 will advance to the
National Finals in NJ.
refund of the registration fees paid?
wish to participate in. For example, if you chose for your speller to
participate in the Seattle area regionals on June 25th, registration should be
completed no later than 12 noon on June 23rd 2017.
confirming the receipt of payment, details for your chosen regional contest,
and a link to download the study lists. If you do not receive this email within
a few minutes, please check your spam filter or contact a member of
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narrowed down to 12 centers nationwide. You can choose any regional spelling
contest as per your convenience. Any speller can be registered to any ONE of
the regional centers, even if the speller does not reside in that area.
However, each speller can ONLY participate in ONE center for the duration of
the 2017 contest.
the spelling bee.
|12:00 noon||Written test starts|
|1:00 pm||Written test concludes|
|1:00-3:00 pm||Tests are evaluated.|
|3:00 pm||The Oral round starts. Family, friends and well
wishers are encouraged to attend.
to download the study word lists. You can also check out some of the websites
listed at the Study Source section. All words will come from
Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary.