Competition Format

The Online Round will begin from 1st February 2014 and end on the 28th February. During this time Spelling Bee team will visit your school in your respective Divisions & nearby District to run the School Activation Round. The description of all the rounds are given below:

Online Round

The 1st round consists of an online competition for which students will have to register at Champs21.com. After registration, they will be given an ID and a password to play 'Spell Bangladesh' - an online vocabulary game where spellers have to spell words correctly after listening to an audio. Spellers can play the game as many times as they want until the 1st Round ends. Only their best scores from the game will be considered. Top spellers from each division will be selected for the 2nd Round.

Divisional Round

With the top 3,000 spellers from the country, the Divisional Round will kick off. The Spelling Bee team will go to all divisions of Bangladesh and conduct screening sessions from which the best spellers of the country will be filtered out for the TV Round. All spellers of this round will have to appear for a written test followed by an oral test. Further details and dates of this round will be shared with Online Round winners in due time.

TV Round

With the top 96 spellers from the country, the TV Round will kick off. The TV round will be broadcasted on Channel I and will consist of 4 rounds: Preliminary Round,Quarter Final, Semi Final and The Grand Finale. Contestants will be tested on spelling skills in a wide variety of different game formats including Spell Hive, Spell It, Spell Buzz and Spell Ring. Further details and dates of the TV Round will be shared with Divisional Round winners in due time.

The Grand Finale

The country's top 6 spellers from the previous rounds will fight among themselves in the Grand Finale. The contest format will be exactly the same as the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals, but will have a higher difficulty level. The date of the Grand Finale will be shared with contestants in due time

How to Participate
  • Any student studying in Class VI-X is eligible to participate in Spelling Bee.
  • Students from both English and Bangla mediums are eligible to participate.
  • The candidates of SSC and O-Level examinations 2014 are NOT eligible to participate in Spelling Bee.
  • The participant must be a Bangladeshi.
  • Any Non-Resident Bangladeshi student can participate in Spelling Bee provided (s)he is a student of Class VI- X.
  • The speller must not bypass or circumvent normal school activity to study for Spelling Bee.
  • Upon successfully being selected for the divisional round, the speller must fill up the divisional round access form (to be obtained from the Champs21 website) and bring it along with him/her to the divisional round venue
  • Champs21.com reserves all rights to alter/change the competition format at any point of time
    Note: For Non Resident Bangladeshi (N.R.B) students who are willing to participate in the competition, the following apply:
  • Every N.R.B student can participate provided (s)he is a student from class VI-X
  • In the event of qualifying to the divisional round, the student must bring two different documents for verification purposes which are listed below:
    • A letter from your school confirming your student status, detailing the class and curriculum of education.

Please note that upon qualifying to the divisional round, you will have to travel to Bangladesh to participate in the divisional round.

Are you already a registered user of www.champs21.com? If yes, just log in to your account and start playing Spell Bangladesh to participate in the Online Round. If you are not registered yet, just click here to register and start playing.

With your user credentials, all you need to do is play "Spell Bangladesh". As per game rules, if you make one mistake, you're out of the game! The good news is that you can play the game as many times as you want until the 1st Round ends on February 28, 2014. Your best score will be considered and only top spellers of your division will be selected for the 2nd Round.

  • Spellato this year in launched in an App format. You can download this in your android device from Google Play Store.
  • Go through the new Spellato thoroughly, particularly the Word Watch section of Spellato 2014. In this section you will find the suggestion words which are bound to show up in Spelling Bee 2014 competition. The Spellato also contains all the words used in the previous Spelling Bee Seasons, which will give you a solid idea about the competition.
  • Always remember practice makes perfect hence the more you practice, the more you will learn and be more confident eventually. Increase your English reading habits; this could be from English newspapers (www.thedailystar.net), novels or elsewhere. Try understanding the meaning of each word and their application to sentences.
  • At the same time, set up a target of learning twenty new words every day. Get yourself the new Spellato or just a dictionary and maintain a pocket journal for learning words. Keep a specific time every day for testing your own spelling skills.
  • Make a list of your commonly misspelled words. When you catch yourself spelling the same word wrong over and over, write it down somewhere. When you get a chance, look it up and put the correct spelling next to it. (Make sure you mark which is correct!)
  • The only way to really learn a word is to use it. When you look up how to spell a word, write it down several times in a row, and do it again a day or two later - you're trying to build up the motor memory of writing it correctly spelled. Write a blog, a journal, an email or anything that will keep you using words and pay special attention as you write to the words that come up wrong using your spellchecker.
  • Bear in mind that all the spellings used in Spelling Bee are in British English.
  • The biggest reward in this competition is the learning process and the experience. However, there will be exciting rewards for the winners of Spelling Bee as well. Let's have a look at them.

The biggest reward in this competition is the learning process and the experience. However, there will be exciting rewards for the winners of Spelling Bee as well. Let's have a look at them.

Title Number of Recipients Award
Champion 1 Metlife Alico Education Policy of Tk. 500,000 and trip to Washington D.C, the city of Spelling Bee, with one parent
1st Runner-up 1 Metlife Alico Education Policy of Tk. 300,000
2nd Runner-up 1 Metlife Alico Education Policy of Tk. 200,000
Semi-Final Winners 8 Souvenir
Divisional Round 96 Souvenir
Online Round 3000 Certificate
Teachers

We request the teachers to support your students and groom them accordingly for the competition. Dedicate a class hour to coach your students for Spelling Bee. We humbly request the school authorities to form a spelling club with students from class III-X. The in-school spelling club will act as a practice platform for students for the competition for this year and upcoming years. During Spelling Bee 2014, our team went and met up with many different teachers whose valuable feedback and endless support have been a motivation for us to carry out this event in Bangladesh. We would like to thank all the teachers nationwide who have dedicated their lives to educating the youth for a better tomorrow.

Parents

We would like to draw the attention of respected parents and welcome you to be a part of our initiative. We request you to support your child to the fullest. Spelling Bee is a not only a students' event but rather a family and social movement. Spelling Bee will not only improve the English skills of your child but provide an excellent platform to develop his/her leadership skills by getting ample practical exposure. We believe every child is talented and with proper guidance can be the best of the very best. We hope your child makes you and the entire nation proud!

Divisional Round Result

For All Divisional Round Result Click Here
For Practice Download Spellato App.
The Spellato App is available in Google Play. Click on the following link

The Daily Star

The Daily Star started its journey with a sense of challenge and a feeling of humility to serve this nation as a truly independent newspaper. The newspaper made its debut at a historic time when, with the fall of an autocratic regime, the country was well set to begin a new era towards establishing a democratic system of government which eluded Bangladesh for too long. The Daily Star carries on with the long-term responsibility is to strengthen public opinion on how the democratic system should work and how to sustain and nurture democratic norms effectively.

The uniqueness of The Daily Star lies in its non-partisan position, in the freedom it enjoys from any influence of political parties or vested groups. Its strength is in taking position of neutrality in conflicts between good and evil, justice and injustice, right and wrong, regardless of positions held by any group or alliance. The paper believes to report events objectively, as it is, and without any fear and favour. It is committed to serve the people. That's why people - whether in power or in opposition - respect The Daily Star.

Horlicks

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Bangladesh Limited carries with it an enviable image and reputation for the past 6 decades. A subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc - one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and health care companies GSK Bangladesh, continues to be committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. The Company's principle activities include secondary manufacture of pharmaceutical products and marketing of vaccines, pharmaceutical health care products and health food drinks

In 1949 the Company commenced its journey in Bangladesh with its' corporate identity as Glaxo in Chittagong as an importer of products from the Glaxo Group Companies. It started spreading its spectrum from being an importer to a manufacturer by establishing its own manufacturing unit at Chittagong in 1967. The facility till date is considered as one of the Centers of Excellence in Global Manufacturing & Supply Network of the Group.

Champs21.com

Champs21.com is an e-learning service for the students from Classes I to X. This helps students to assess their strengths and weaknesses in Mathematics, English and Science towards strengthening their academic foundation and eventually prepare them for 21st Century challenges. Champs21.com is a unique opportunity to educate the future generation of Bangladesh in a different but effective way for the first time. Our goal is to add the taste of learning in a unique way that leads the learners to engage themselves with education more than ever.

A portal that comes with the features like On Demand availability, multiple choice questions, applications on out of the book math problems with friendly interface, math games, video math lectures, and a lot more. Champs21 is an initiative on The Daily Star, the leading English Daily of the country. The Daily Star has been working for long in the education segment of Bangladesh, acknowledging extra ordinary scholars by awarding them along with other activities. The education sector of Bangladesh faces different challenges including limitations of resources, lack of quality teachers in the rural and a lot more. Having realized all that, Champs21 came to operation with a promise to provide the best quality education throughout the nation to empower the leaders of tomorrow.

Channel-i

Channel i is the first digital Bangla channel which runs 24 hours a day since launching in October 1, 1999. Channel i with the slogan "Hridoya Bangladesh" (meaning “Bangladesh in its heart�?) has been acclaimed as one of the leading educational and entertainment Bangla channels. The channel is using C band space segment from Telstar 10 at 76.5° E geo-stationary orbital location. More than 84 countries including part of Australia, Asia and Pacific Islands, Middle East, Africa and part of Europe are covered by the global C-band beam Telstar 10, where Channel i is available. The target viewers of Channel i are all over Bangla speaking people and it is a general entertainment exclusive Bangla channel, suitable for all members of a family.

MetLife Alico

MetLife Alico has been helping people and businesses in Bangladesh with their insurance needs since 1952. Throughout its history, MetLife Alico has continuously sought to nurture talent, respect local cultures and promote the diversity that characterizes the Bangladeshi society. It has grown by understanding the needs at the heart of the community and by tailoring its extensive product offering to the unique needs of individuals, families and businesses of all sizes.

Today, MetLife Alico is one of the leading insurance companies in the country, with close to 1,000,000 insured members and over 12,000 agents who understand this market better than anyone else, so anyone can rest assured that nobody is better placed to find a solution which fits his/her needs.

Faber-Castell

Faber-Castell is the worlds leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, producing over 2000 million black-leads and color pencils per year. Founded in 1761, Faber-Castell has carved out its place as a leader in the international market due to its traditional commitment to the highest quality and also the large number of product innovations.

Faber-Castell's playing and learning materials meet the age-specific needs of your child while promoting optimal child development and preserving the natural joy and wonder of personal expression through drawing, painting and writing in every child.

Faber-Castell's General Writing products complement the modern office or study in the form of functional writing implements for taking notes, sketching, and correcting texts. Besides function and attractive design, Faber-Castell also sees its strategic strength in focusing on intelligent additional benefits for the consumer: for example, the non-slip grip zone on the GRIP 2001 pencils. This strategy of providing a point of difference has given the company a leading position in many markets, cementing its place as a leading innovator in the global market.

Spellato

Spellato - the Spelling Bee preparation resource is relaunched this year in mobile App format. Here you can find all the words used in Spelling Bee Season 1 & 2.

Word watch consist of suggestion words for the upcoming season. The other categories like School Round, Division Round and TV Round consist of words used in previous two seasons.

PDF of Spellato is also available now. Click here to download
The Spellato App is available in Google Play. Click on the following link

Watch all 30 episodes of Spelling Bee 2012 and get an understanding of the competition format and the question structure. This is an excellent way to prepare yourself for the Divisional Round and the TV Rounds!

Simply click here to order. You will receive the 5-DVD pack within 2-5 working days and will have to pay cash on delivery. The DVD pack is priced at BDT 500/- and a delivery charge of BDT 30/- is applicable.

Delivery is available all throughout Bangladesh. So hurry up and order now!

Watch all 30 episodes of Spelling Bee 2012 and get an understanding of the competition format and the question structure. This is an excellent way to prepare yourself for the Divisional Round and the TV Rounds!

Simply click here to order. You will receive the 5-DVD pack within 2-5 working days and will have to pay cash on delivery. The DVD pack is priced at BDT 500/- and a delivery charge of BDT 30/- is applicable.

Delivery is available all throughout Bangladesh. So hurry up and order now!

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