This competition field allows you to explore and broaden your vocabulary. Each word you spell will determine your position. You will play a classic spelling bee, in which you have to spell the words correctly with a fun twist. Prove that you are worth by competing in our Spelling Bee field!
- All competition rules are binding, absolute, and may be altered, added or eliminated by the committee if necessary.
- Spelling bee competition is an individual competition. A registered participant may not be replaced.
- Participants are required to bring their name tag and re-register.
- Participants are not allowed to use any kind of dictionary or linguistic tools during the competition rounds.
- Participants are NOT ALLOWED to use electronic devices (cellphone, laptop, PDA, iPad, ) during the competition rounds. CELLPHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF.
- Participants must spell the words in English.
- Participants are not allowed to correct the letter(s) to be re-pronounced on the oral round.
- Participants are forbidden to speak to each other during the oral round.
- Late participants are allowed to compete, but no additional time will be given by the committee.
- Pen and paper will be given by the committee.
- Participants must use pen to answer the questions.
- Participants must use CAPITAL LETTERS to answer the questions.
- Visitors are NOT ALLOWED to stay inside the competition room.
- A committee will read the rules before the competition starts
- The pronouncer, judge(s), and other officials will be in complete charge of the contest. Any questions or protests about the spelling(s) of the word or the running of the contests must be referred to the officials immediately (before the beginning of the next round). Their decision will be final in all matters.
NO PROTEST WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CONTEST HAS ENDED!
- In the competition, all of the words will be chosen from official lists compiled from the Merriam-Webster. The official list is the final spelling authority for the competition.
- The competition will be oral and written; contestants must spell the words orally and the use of pens and/or pencils is only for the writing round.
- Contestants have to pronounce their words before and after spelling them.
- Once a contestant has begun to spell a word, he/she may not ask for a word to be re-pronounced, defined, or used in a sentence. Also, after starts to spell a word, a contestant will not be given any opportunity to change letters already pronounced. A speller may retrace provided letters and their sequences are not changed when being retraced. Spellers are required to indicate capitals. Apostrophes and other punctuation are not required.
- If a word taken from the manual is unclear to a contestant, he/she may ask for the word to be re-pronounced, but will not be given a definition or a sentence, unless the word is a homophone in which case the pronouncer must give the definition and an example sentence without being asked. The contestant must give the spelling of the word as defined, not a homophone of the word.
- If a word has more than one acceptable spelling, any spelling listed in the word list, tie-breaker list, or the Oxford Dictionary for that word will be accepted.
- If a tiebreaker word is unclear to a contestant, it is the responsibility of the contestant to request the word to be re-pronounced, defined and/or used in a sentence. The pronouncer will grant the request(s) until the officials agree that the word has been made reasonably clear to the contestant. If a word is a homophone, the pronouncer must give the definition and an example sentence without being asked.
- The elimination procedure changes when the number of contestant is reduced to two. At this point, when one contestant misspells a word, the other contestant will be given the opportunity to spell the same word.
- If the second contestant spells the word correctly, plus the next word on the pronouncer’s list, then he/she will be declared as the champion. If the contestant misspells the word on the pronouncer’s list, then both spellers continue in the contest.
- If both contestants misspell the same word, then both continue in the contest.
Round 1: Ice Breaker
In this round, participants will be divided into 3 groups. Each group will be given 20 words. The participants have to deliver the words given by the committee. The words will be read twice. Participants will have 30 seconds to spell the correct answers. Each right answer is worth 2 points and each wrong answer is worth 0 point.
Round 2: Jumbled Words
In this round, the committee will give 20 sets of jumbled words. Participants are to raise their hands and the first person who answers correctly will be given 5 points for each correct answer. If none of the participants are able to answer the correct word, the committee will reveal 1 letter in every 3 minutes. The clue will only be given for 3 times. Each participant may ask for the definition, for example: the word’s usage in sentence and the origin of the word. There will be 1 point deduction for each wrong answer.
Round 3: Homophone
In this round, the participants will be given 10 words which are pronounced the same as another word but different in meaning. Participants may ask the definition to the speaker once. The speaker will repeat each word for 2 times. Each participant will be given 30 seconds to spell each word. Each correct answer is worth 2 points and there will be no deduction point for wrong answer.
Round 4: Article (Part I)
In this round, participants will be given an article about health. There are 30 words with incorrect spelling inside it. Participants must find those 30 words and correct the spelling of each word. Each correct answer is worth 2 points and each wrong answer is worth 0 points. If the participants find the word but fail to correct it, they will only get 1 point. The time limit for this round is 1 hour.
Round 5: Music
In this round, the committee will give 8 song lyrics to the participants. Some parts of the lyrics will be blank. Participants will listen to the songs and complete the lyrics. Each song will be repeated 2 times. Each correct answer is worth 2 points, and each wrong answer is worth 0 point.
Round 6: Written Test
This is a written test round. Participants will be given 50 words. The words will be read twice. Participants will have 30 seconds for each word to write the correct answers. Each right answer is worth 2 points and each wrong answer is worth 0 point.
Round 7: Article (Part II)
In this round, participants will be given an article about psychology. The participants will have to fill in the blanks to the article according to the speaker’s reading. Each correct answer is worth 2 points and each wrong answer is worth 0 points. If the participants find the word but fail to correct it, they will only get 1 point. The time limit for this round is 1 hour.
Round 8 (Final Round): Gambling
In this final round, each participant can bet their point. The participant who wants to gamble to get the double point must play “The Hangman”. Participants can gamble until time is up in this round. If the participants cannot answer with the right answer, the point will lose. The participant with the highest score will be the first winner, the participant with the second highest score will be the second winner, and the participant with the third highest score will be the third winner. In case of a tie, a rematch will be held between the tied participants.
Day 1-Friday, 27th of April 2018
09.00-10.00 Opening Ceremony
10.00-12.00 Technical Meeting
Day 2-Saturday, 28th of April 2018
09.00-12.00 Round 1-Ice Breaker
13.00-14.00 Round 2-Jumbled Letters
14.00-15.00 Round 3-Homophone
15.00-16.00 Round 4-Article (Part I)
Day 3-Sunday, 29th of April 2018
09.00-11.00 Round 5-Music
11.00-12.00 Round 6-Written Test
13.00-14.00 Round 7-Article (Part II)
14.00-16.00 Round 8 (Final Round)-Gambling
16.00-18.00 Closing Ceremony & Winner Announcement