The iWISE Spelling Bee category is a captivating competition that allows participants to showcase their exceptional spelling skills and linguistic abilities. In the Spelling Bee category, participants will be challenged with a series of words to spell correctly, putting their spelling accuracy, focus, quick thinking, and composure under pressure to the test. Join us in celebrating the power of words and the art of spelling in this engaging and educational category. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey of spelling mastery in the iWISE Spelling Bee!

To prepare for the Spelling Bee category, students are encouraged to read the prescribed book. The prescribed book will be a captivating and delightful story that will not only entertain participants but also help expand their vocabulary and improve their spelling abilities. Reading the prescribed book will expose students to a variety of words and help them learn spelling patterns useful for the competition.

Participants will tackle a total of 20 words, including 2 substitute words if needed. Accuracy is key, as correctly spelling each word on the first attempt is important for earning more points. Pay attention, as judges will only repeat each word twice throughout the competition. Be mindful of repetition, as it can lead to mark deductions. While participants can request the word to be used in a sentence for context, keep in mind that this may result in a slight point deduction. All words will randomly be drawn from 3-5 envelopes. Showcase your impressive spelling skills and embrace the excitement of the iWISE Spelling Bee category.

All students aged 10 – 24 years old are eligible to participate. Students who are younger than 10 years old and who older than 24 years old are not allowed to participate in the iWISE Olympiad – Spelling Bee Category.

  1. Click on the Registration Tab
  2. Select one of the Virtual Rounds
  3. Fill in your details.
  4. Fill in the Spelling Bee details on the corresponding form.
  5. Select your available time for the Judging process.
  6. Submit your zoom judging session.
  7. Proceed to payment.
  8. Complete your submission.

Judging will be done at the discretion of the iWISE Olympiad Committee. All submissions will be judged by a panel selected by the iWISE Olympiad Organization. The Judges will score each criterion on a scale of 0-5, with zero being the lowest and 5 being the highest rank.

Spelling Accuracy: Participants will be evaluated based on their ability to spell words correctly. Judges will carefully listen to the participants’ spelling and compare it to the correct spelling of the word.

Pronunciation: Participants will be assessed on their pronunciation of the words. Judges will consider whether the participant accurately pronounces each letter and syllable of the word.

Confidence and Composure: Judges will observe participants’ confidence and composure during the contest. They will assess how well participants handle the pressure and maintain their focus while spelling the words.

Time Management: Participants will be given a specific amount of time to spell each word. Judges will consider how well participants manage their time and complete the task within the allocated time limit. The time limit for each word will be 1 minute for the Virtual Finals and 2 minutes for the Global Final.

Requirements for Virtual Finals:

  • Written Abstract describing why you decided to participate in this category.
  • Participants must read the 2024 prescribed book “MATILDA”.
  • All spelling bee words will be selected from the book “Matilda”.
  • Individual submission only


Requirements for Global Finals:

  • Participants must read the 2024 prescribed book “MATILDA”.
  • All spelling bee words will be selected from the book “Matilda”.
  • Individual submission only.

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