1st-8th grade students, how do you kindle the love of reading?
Due January 30th, 2017 - The Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest and longest-running educational promotion, and Kindle, the world’s leading reading device for book lovers everywhere, are again joining forces for the 2017 Spellebrity Video Contest
This is an opportunity for students to spell out ways to encourage others to read through fun, narrative videos that also feature three words that would be useful to know in a spelling bee — words you have learned through your reading. Teams of up to 4 students brainstorm, film and edit videos of up to five minutes in length and the top teams will be rewarded with an expenses-paid trip to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee!
Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.
10 Semifinalist Teams will be selected. Each Semifinalist Team member receives a Kindle Paperwhite.
Five Finalist Teams will be selected. Each Team member will receive a trip for two to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C., from May 28 — June 2, including:
* Economy airfare or train fare for each team member and a parent/guardian
* One standard hotel room at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
* $400 gift card for travel and meal expenses
* Complimentary tickets for each team member and parent/guardian for the Memorial Day barbecue, a Bee-organized tour of Washington, D.C., and the Awards Banquet
One team will be named the Champion. Each member of the winning Team will receive $1,000 and a trophy.
Open to legal resident of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam who are currently enrolled as a full-time student in grades 1 through 8 (or equivalent) at a public, private, parochial, charter, virtual/online or home school as of October 17, 2016.
is now open!
Encourage students in Grades 3-8 to create a 1-2 minute video of their plan to make a difference for children living in poverty for a chance to win $5,000 for a charity of their choice and other exciting prizes.