Virtual Edition .

** Every Regional will be held via Video Call & Conference. Any speller can participate only once in any of the Virtual Regionals. Cities are for name only. No physical presence is required at any regional. For example if you are in Chicago, you can choose any date and Regional virtual city listed as per your convenience. **

Situation Summary .

As a result of the “Join the Conversation” virtual townhall and the overwhelming response for a delayed season in the polls, the SASB has continued to undertake a virtual season for 2024. Also, the SASB will open the platform to ALL spellers for the 2024 season and thus be named SASB-Virtual Edition.

Eligibility .

A speller qualifying for the 2024 South Asian Spelling Bee must meet these requirements

** On account of the COVID-19 situation, the South Asian Spelling Bee is opening the platform for any speller in the United States. For the 2024 season which is being conducted virtually, any speller born on or after Sep 1, 2009, is eligible to participate. **

A speller can participate in only ONE regional contest per year. For example, a speller cannot participate in New Jersey once eliminated in the Bay Area Competition of the 2024 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 2024 South Asian Spelling Bee reserves the right to verify eligibility including but not limited to 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 2024 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 2024 South Asian Spelling Bee.

Indemnity .

All spellers, their legal guardians, parents and registrants hold South Asian Engagement Foundation, 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 proprietary rights.

Refunds .

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.

Schedule & Locations .

June 21

Dallas, TX

June 22

Edison, NJ

June 23

Fremont, CA

June 29



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