“For all rules, regulations and guidelines for the 2023 Virtual Edition season, please visit our Virtual Edition page.”
** 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. **
About the South Asian Spelling Bee
The South Asian Spelling Bee is a platform that gives all South Asian students the opportunity to test their skills within their core peer group. It is the effort of this unique national spelling bee to encourage and promote South Asian academic talent across the US and to bring this aspect of a South Asian student’s life into the foreground by broadcasting the spelling contest online.
Where is the South Asian Spelling Bee being held?
The spelling bee will be held in 3 Regional Virtual Centers across the US. The top two spellers from each center will compete in the Finals. Find a South Asian Spelling Bee location near you for 2023! Locations
How will the contest be done?
The path to finding a national spelling bee champion will be paved via preliminary and oral rounds, held in 3 Regional Virtual Centers across the US. The speller’s legal guardian must REGISTER to enroll the speller for the regional contest of their choice. Participants will report to their chosen regional center on the designated contest date, where a preliminary written spelling test of 25 words will be administered. In order to qualify for the ORAL round, the speller MUST write the correct English spelling of 18 or more words. Once tests are scored, qualifying participants will move on to the regional oral round, in which the pronouncer will ask them to spell aloud from a predetermined list of spelling bee words. This round takes place on a miss-and-out basis, eliminating participants as they misspell a word until the regional champion is left standing. The top 2 spellers from each location receive cash prizes, and the top 2 will be sent forward to the Finals.