- A speller qualifying for the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee must
meet these requirements:
- The speller must have been born on or after September 1st
2002 to be eligible for the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee.
- At least one of the speller’s parents or grandparents must be of
South Asian descent. To be of South Asian descent, an individual must
be able to trace his or her lineage to one of the following nations:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and/or Sri
- A speller can participate in only ONE regional contest per year.
For example, a speller cannot participate in New Jersey once eliminated
in the New York Competition of the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bees.
- It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make certain
that his/her child meets the eligibility criteria and is not
participating in more than one regional contest in a given year.
The 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee reserves the right to verify the date of
birth and/or grade of the spellers and revoke the rank(s) and prize(s) in
case of any discrepancy. The South Asian Spelling Bee may disqualify, prior
to or during the competition, any speller who is not in compliance with any
of its eligibility requirements; and it may—at any time between the
commencement and conclusion of the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee—require
any speller who is found to have not been in compliance with any of the
eligibility requirements to forfeit the prizes, rank, and other benefits
awarded to the speller as a result of participation in the 2017 South Asian
All spellers, their legal guardians, parents and registrants hold Touchdown Media, its
affiliated entities, employees, directors, officers, licensees, agents,
designees, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”)
harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, costs, liabilities,
damages, and expenses, including counsel fees, of every kind, nature, and
description, including, but not limited to libel, slander, illegal
competition or trade practices, or infringement of trade marks or program
titles, violation of any statutory or regulatory prohibition on commercial
content, violation of rights of privacy, and infringement of copyrights and
After registration it is the responsibility of the speller and their
parent/guardian to check in at the appropriate time and place. NO REFUNDS
will be issued under any circumstances.