BHAVAN’S INTERNATIONAL SPELL BEE (GCC EDITION)
A STEPPING STONE TO A SPELLBINDING SUCCESS.
Learning to spell words correctly is important as it helps lay the foundation that you will need throughout your education and life. Spelling is important because it aids in reading. It helps cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters. A good sense of spelling is essential for any aspiring individual. Erratic spellings spoil the charm of writing and only aid embarrassing situations in academic, professional and personal lives. So, conquer the English spellings before they conquer you.
Bhavans GCC Spell Bee is the only spell bee contest that is conducted in three GCC nations viz. Kuwait, Bahrain, and UAE. It is the only spelling bee contest in the GCC organized by an educational institution that caters to the needs of thousands of students across the Middle East irrespective of their gender, nationality and proficiency in English. The competition is highly regarded and is immensely popular across the GCC.
HOW IS BHAVAN’S GCC SPELLBEE CONDUCTED?
Bhavan’s GCC Spell Bee follows a three-tier system viz. The School Level Contest, the National Level Contest, and the Grand Finale.
The School Level Contest is conducted under the strict supervision of the coordinator designated in each participating school.
The National Level Contest is held in the examination centers of the Bhavan’s GCC Spell Bee. As of now, there are 5 centers across the GCC, and they are:
- Indian Educational School, Kuwait
- Private International English School, Abu Dhabi
- Al Saad Indian School, Al-Ain.
- Bahrain Indian School, Bahrain.
All the students who are eligible for the GCC level contest will take a written test to enter the grand finale. The top three scorers of each category (1-4) will make it to the grand finale of Bhavan’s GCC Spell Bee.
The Grand Finale will be held as a stage show in the presence of the invitees. The invitees include dignitaries, parents of the contestants, and the teachers of the Bhavan Institutions in the Middle East.
|Cute Bees||1 & 2|
|Sweet Bees||3, 4 & 5|
|Honey Bees||6, 7 & 8|
|Bumble Bees||9, 10 & 11|
Contest Schedule (Tentative Dates)
|The School Level||September 19, 2019|
|The National Level||October 26, 2019|
|The Knockout||January 17, 18, 19, 2020|
|The Grand Finale||February 08, 2020|
Prizes and Accolades
The champions in each category will be honored with cash prizes. All the four champions will be bestowed cash awards. Each champion will be presented a cash award equivalent to Indian Rupees 50000 (INR fifty thousand only), a trophy and a certificate.All the first and the second runners up (each category) will be presented cash awards equivalent to Indian Rupees 10,000 (INR ten thousand only) and Indian Rupees 5,000 (INR five thousand only) respectively along with trophies and certificates. All the candidates who take various levels of the championship will be given participation certificates. The Knockout round entrants will be bestowed mementos as tokens of appreciation from the Spell Bee Team. Students who perform exceptionally well in the Knockout round will also be honored on the day of the Grand Finale.
Criteria for Eligibility
50% of the total number of candidates who are on top in the rank list will be eligible for the national level of competition and a 25% of the total number of candidates will be eligible for the GCC championship.
Free Study Materials
A free handbook containing 1500 words will be given to all the registered candidates. 80% of the total questions in the school level competition will be from the handbook. 70% of the questions will be based on the words given in the handbook in the national level. 60% of the questions for the knockout round as well as the grand finale also will be chosen from the words given in the handbook.
Registration is open from the first day of April every year. A participant can register his/her name either through their school or directly at the office of the Spell Bee centers. The Registration fee is equivalent to Kuwaiti Dinars 5.
The handbook can be collected from the registration centers as well as the GCC Spell Bee centers. For more information, kindly contact
Rounds of Questions
A variety of interesting questions designed by the experts is indeed one of the main highlights of the Bhavan’s GCC Spell Bee. The candidates are expected to learn the spellings, meanings, usage and pronunciation of the given words to excel in the GCC Spell Bee contest.
Types of Questions
National Level (Round 2)
|Word Building (from the letters made available, candidates have to build words as per the instructions)||5 Marks|
|Fill in the Blanks: (choose from the words given)||5 Marks|
|Missing Letter||5 Marks|
|Crossword/Jumbled words||5 Marks|
School Level (Round 1)
|Choose the Correct Spelling||10 Marks|
|Write the Missing Letters||10 Marks|
|Jumbled Words (only for categories 1 and 2)
Crossword Puzzle (only for categories 3 and 4)
|Fill in the Blanks with the Correct Vowel||5 Marks|
Kuwait: 00965 60344211/66384070
Abu Dhabi: 00971 569384736
Al-Ain: 00971 524962532
Bahrain: 00973 37743718