SAS-Bee FAQ’s

What is SAS-Bee?
Parents of spellers from each regional will stand a chance to apply for this on behalf of their child in order to be a part of the SASB finals. It is a wildcard entry for spellers giving them an opportunity to experience the finals and giving them a shot at winning the championship title.

Who can apply for SAS-Bee?
Any speller that is already registered and attends the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee season is eligible to apply for SAS-Bee consideration.

Where can you apply for SAS-Bee?
You can apply online on our website https://southasianspellingbee.com/sasbeeform/

How does SAS-Bee work?

  • For the 2019 season, we will accept up to 100 SAS-Bee applications on a first come first serve basis.
  • In total 20 applications will be shortlisted based on a selection criteria.
  • Out of 20, the first 12 will be allocated a seat at the finals based on a first come first serve basis.
  • If we get less than 12 entries then, everyone will automatically qualify to be a part of the finals

How does SAS-BEE work?

  • Out of the 6 regionals, we will accept 100 SAS-BEE applications on a first come first ¬†serve basis.
  • In total 20 applications will be accepted based on a selection criteria. ¬†
  • Out of 20, only 12 will be shortlisted based on a first come first serve basis.

How does SAS-Bee selection process work?

How will SASB determine who makes it to the final from the SAS-BEE invitation?

How much does it cost and how do I pay?

  • Initial application fee - $125
  • The first 12 spellers out of 20 that confirm their seats at finals - $500
  • All payments can be made online on our website www.southasianspellingbee.com
  • Please note that all the application fees are non-refundable and non- transferable.

What does my participation fee cover?
The SAS-Bee fee covers a seat at the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee National Finals and meals for the speller and one (1) chaperone (Welcome Lunch, Tea, and Gala Dinner).

When can I start applying for SAS-Bee?
Applications for SAS-Bee are now open.

When are the application deadlines for SAS-Bee?

  • Applications for SAS-Bee will end on July 9, 2019
  • The final results of the top 20 spellers will be shared on July 16, 2019 which the first 12 to register and pay, reserve their seat for the finals on August 1, 2019 in New Jersey.
  • The list of final 20 will be done via social media on Facebook live at a time pre-determined. The first 12 spellers based on internet timestamp, to pay the $500 fee will be accepted at the finals. The remainder will be refunded the fee.

Why should I apply for SAS-Bee?

  • It is a wildcard entry for spellers giving them an opportunity to experience the finals and giving them a shot at winning the championship title.
  • SAS-Bee gives more spellers the opportunity to compete with their peers as it increases the number of available seats at finals.
  • This will make the competition challenging and exciting at the same time.
  • A minimum of 26 seats are allocated at the finals and this improves the quality and competitiveness of the South Asian Spelling Bee.
  • It provides a robust platform to sustain the dominance of our community over this craft and skill set.

What does SAS-Bee stand for?
Save A Seat - Bee