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Nigeria Spelling Bee Competition For Students 9-19 Years {Upto 1 Million Naira To Be Won}-2015/2016










About Us

Nigeria Spelling Bee is a product of Bee Spelling Competition Initiative, a registered Non-Governmental Organization with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission.

The organization is worried about the common mistakes students make and even writers in the usage of English words and the three major Nigerian languages.

This is the reason for organizing spelling competitions among Nigerian secondary school students, to promote accurate spelling of the commonly used words and improve the knowledge of students.

Students at the level of junior secondary school and those in senior secondary schools are eligible to take part in the competition.

The competition shall be held at state, zonal and national levels, where winners at every stage shall be rewarded with prizes accordingly.
OUR MISSION

Our mission is to take this initiative to every home in Nigeria.
OUR VISION

Our vision is to contribute and educate the entire youths of Nigeria.
OUR UNDERTAKING

If we are God’s chance to bear this dream to life, then we can!
For He is more interested in the success of this divine possibility more than we are. And God who has begun this great work in us will complete it. So, we can do this beautiful thing through God who strengthen us. Amen.
Background Of Spelling Bee


A spelling bee is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell words. The concept is thought to have originated in the United States of America, and spelling bee events, along with variants, are now also held in some other countries around the world including Nigeria. The first winner of an official spelling bee was Frank Neuhauser, who won the 1st National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in 1925 at age eleven.

Historically the word bee has been used to describe a get-together where a specific action is being carried out, like a husking bee, a quilting bee, or an apple bee. Its etymology is unclear but possibly derived from the Old English word bēn, meaning prayer.
History

The earliest known evidence of the phrase spelling bee in print dates back to 1850, although an earlier name, spelling match, has been traced back to 1808. A key impetus for the contests was Noah Webster’s spelling books. First published in 1786 and known colloquially as “The Blue-backed Speller,” Webster’s spelling books were an essential part of the curriculum of all elementary school children in the United States for five generations. Now the key reference for the contests is the Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary.

The United States National Spelling Bee was started in 1925 by The Courier-Journal, the newspaper of Louisville, Kentucky. In 1941, the Scripps Howard News Service acquired sponsorship of the program, and the name changed to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee (later simply “Scripps National Spelling Bee”). As well as covering the 50 U.S. states, several competitors also come from Canada, the Bahamas, New Zealand and Europe.

In the United States, spelling bees are annually held from local levels up to the level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee which awards a cash prize to the winner. The National Spelling Bee is sponsored by English-language newspapers and educational foundations; it is also broadcast on ESPN. Since 2006, the National Spelling Bee’s championship rounds have been broadcast on ABC live. In 2005, contestants came from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Canada, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and a German military base, as well as the United States. This was the first year that spellers from Canada and New Zealand attended the competition. The final authority for words is the Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary, the Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. The annual study list is available from Scripps, either online or in print.


The Nigeria Spelling Bee is a Multilingual spelling bee competition where spellers are drawn from every state in Nigeria to spell words from the English, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo languages.

The Competition shall start from the State level.

Winners from the state level will be brought up to the Regional Level where they will contest to be participants in the National level (Grand Finale).

The state and zonal level competition will be aired on national television and the Grand Finale will be aired live on at-least one National television station.

The organizers of the Nigeria Spelling Bee will be responsible for both Transportation, Feeding and Accommodation of all the Spellers and their Coaches / Teachers at the National Level (Grand Finale).

Upon registration, Spellers will be regularly informed about competition dates, time and venue in their state via their phone numbers and email.








Competition Rules for Spellers
There should be no cheating of any kind.
Spellers can not change any letter from the word after they have pronounced the letter.
The Speller can ask the judges to define the Word, state the Word’s language origin or use the Word in a sentence when the speller cannot understand the word he is asked to spell.
Once a word is given to the Speller by a judge, the word cannot be changed.
For the Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo words used in the competition, the Spellers are strongly advised to download and print them to study after submitting the e-Registration form.
For the English words, Spellers are advised to study The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary as it will be used as the final authority for verification of spellings.
A speller can only be the National Champion once.
If a Speller is found wanting of any competition rule, the Head Judge shall disqualify the Speller.
Spellers shall start competing from the State level through to the Regional / Zonal level to the National level (Grand Finale).
The Organizers of the Competition will not be responsible for any expenses for the Spellers at the State level.
Top Winners at the State Level Competition will participate in the Regional / Zonal Level Competition.
Top Winners at the State Level Competition will be informed of the state of the Regional / Zonal Competition.
At the Regional / Zonal Level Competition, the Organizers of the Competition will be responsible for only the transportation fair of the Spellers.
Top Winners at the Regional / Zonal Level Competition will participate at the National Final (Grand Finale) which will be aired live on at least one National television station.
Top Winners at the Regional / Zonal Level Competition will be informed of the State where the National Final (Grand Finale) will be held.
The organizers of the Nigeria Spelling Bee will be responsible for both Transportation, Feeding and Accommodation of all the Spellers and their Coaches / Teachers at the National Level (Grand Finale).
The organizers of the Competition will not conduct the Competition in any State that has less than 500 registered Spellers – Such a state will be merged with a neighboring state.


Prizes and Benefits
National Champion =N1,000,000+Documentary on Champion’s School. +Books for the Champion’s School Library. +One Year Scholarship. +Nigeria Spelling Bee Ambassador for life.
1st Runner Up= The 1st Runner Up will go home with N500,000
2nd Runner Up= 250,000

Other Great Prizes= Lots and lots of other consolation prizes are up for grabs.

Every participant will also be recognized with our certificates.








Registration Details
Registration is still open based on demand from many quarters to enable some States to register their Students

1. Eligibility

  • Spellers must be at least 9years old and at most 19years old.
  • Spellers must be at least in JS-1 and at most SS-3 as at the time of competition.
  • Spellers within the age range of 9-19years that are out of the Secondary School can attach themselves to a Secondary school to be eligible.

2. Requirement

  1. Spellers must register online before the closing date.
  2. Spellers are required to Print the Registration Confirmation page after submitting the e-Registration form.
  3. Spellers are required to upload a recent passport photograph during registration as it will be used to identify spellers during the competition.
  4. Spellers are strongly advised to download and print the Competition-Words (Yoruba, Hausa & Igbo) which will be used during the competition.
  5. Spellers are required to study the Competition-Words (Yoruba, Hausa & Igbo), as those are the words that would be asked during the competition.
  6. Spellers are required to study the English words on their own as English words would be drawn from The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary.
  7. Spellers are required to upload a recent passport photograph during e-Registration.

3. Payment Options

There are two options you can use to make payment for the competition.
  • BANK CASH DEPOSIT

  1.  Go to any First Bank Plc Branch anywhere you are in Nigeria.
  2. Pay the e-Registration Fee of N2,000 only into the below details.
    Acc. Name:  Bee Spelling Competition Initiative
    Acc. No:         2022981198
  3. Keep your teller securely as it would be used to fill the e-Registration form.
  4. Important Notice:
    The security of your teller/teller number is your responsibility. Nigeria Spelling Bee will not accept any liability arising from any loss caused by exposing or sharing your teller number to another person.
  • ONLINE PAYMENT (SECURED ATM TRANSFER)

You can make payment using an ATM card at the comfort of your home or office for your child/student/sibling using the secured Quickteller payment gateway button  below.
Pay for Registration With Your ATM card
After Payment, CLICK TO REGISTER NOW

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