The 2017 Spelling Bee Nigeria Competition – A YEF Initiative

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The Spelling Bee is a competition designed for students between the ages of 8 and 13 to inculcate the basic imperatives of effective communication, ultimately impacting improved spelling skills, development of poise, increase students’ vocabulary, pronunciation and accurate word usage.

This programme emphasizes the importance of communication because being erudite begins with communication, and communication entails the transaction of ideas, using words and symbols as a fundamental platform.

The Spelling Bee Nigeria is organized by Young Educators Foundation; an NGO that promotes literacy and education, and franchise holders of Scripps National Spelling Bee, USA in Africa. The African national competitions are modeled after the internationally acclaimed Scripps National Spelling Bee and the annual winners have the privilege of attending the Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals in Washington DC, US.
The Spelling Bee is a competition designed for students between the ages of 8 and 13 to inculcate the basic imperatives of effective communication, ultimately impacting improved spelling skills, development of poise, increase students’ vocabulary, pronunciation and accurate word usage.

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This programme emphasizes the importance of communication because being erudite begins with communication, and communication entails the transaction of ideas, using words and symbols as a fundamental platform.

The Spelling Bee Nigeria is organized by Young Educators Foundation; an NGO that promotes literacy and education, and franchise holders of Scripps National Spelling Bee, USA in Africa. The African national competitions are modeled after the internationally acclaimed Scripps National Spelling Bee and the annual winners have the privilege of attending the Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals in Washington DC, US.

The Spelling Bee Nigeria seeks to:
To encourage students to improve on their knowledge and application of the rules guiding the use of English Language
To provide a platform for competitiveness as the only authentic avenue to educational excellence and by extension, a solid foundation for economic liberation.
To understand and know the 13 origins that the English language is derived from and how they affect English pronunciation.

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2015 Winner as the Face of Betamalt

The 2017 edition will be having participation from the following states of the federation Abuja, Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, Nasarrawa, Gombe, Kaduna.
Young Educators Foundation aims at developing the leadership qualities of tomorrow’s leaders hence the introduction of the mentorship session. A day where renowned personalities and distinguished leaders with positive image from diverse field will be invited to take the finalist through a mentorship sessions, these leaders will be encouraged to adopt mentees from amongst the finalist.

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2015 Winner handing over to 2016 Champion

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2016 Winner in the US

 

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2016 Winner as the Face of Betamalt

1st PRIZE:
A 1-week all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC USA as a special Guest at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, Scholarship Fund, Travel Allowance, Gold Medallion, Certificate of Participation, and Sponsors Product.
2ND PRIZE:
The 1st runner-up will receive an all-expense paid trip to Oxford University Press, UK, Scholarship Fund, Travel Allowance, Silver Medallion, certificate of participation and Sponsors Product
3rd PRIZE:
The 2nd runner-up will receive scholarship funds, Travel Allowance, Bronze Medallion, certificate of participation, and Sponsors Products. 

Sponsors are welcome to come aboard and stand to enjoy the folloow benefits below;

1. —Sponsors becomes the official sponsor for the 2016/2017 competition.

2. —Sponsor’s logo flash on multimedia screen during the event

3. —Mention of Sponsor on all communication materials for the entire event

4. —Full page advert in the final event brochure

5. —Sponsor can use winners or clips from the event on its social media platforms

 

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2 thoughts on “The 2017 Spelling Bee Nigeria Competition – A YEF Initiative

  1. Good day my name is bukola am 22 years old i love reading and spelling alot so am using these comment box as an oppourtunity to find out if there is a platform for which i can participate in the spelling bee competition i will be looking forward in receiving your reply thank you.

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