When Scripps decided to cancel the National Spelling Bee last year due to COVID pandemic, many spellers were disappointed. Shobha and Shourav took the initiative to conduct a National Online Spelling Bee the same week as the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May 2020. This online event received many kudos from spellers, parents, and media and started a new era of online spelling bee events!
Congratulations to the 2021 SpellPundit National Online Senior Spelling Bee Champion, Saharsh Vppala, and runner-up, Ashrita Gandhari! It was an extremely competitive bee and all the spellers did an amazing job by spelling words from German, Russian, Welsh, Italian, English, Spanish, Hindi, French, etc. origins with ease. The top 10 spellers will receive cash prizes up to $3,600 and trophies. Here are the top 10 rankings:
Congrats to the 17 spellers that are advancing to the 2021 SpellPundit National Online Senior Spelling Bee Grand Finals. Please join us in cheering on these spellers tomorrow (25th April) at 4 PM PT/6 PM CT/7 PM ET. The top 10 spellers will win cash prizes up to $3,500 and trophies. The Grand Finals will be livestreamed on Facebook.
Congratulations to the 2021 SpellPundit National Online Junior Spelling Bee champion, Ananya Prassanna from Omaha, NE! Good job to all the top 10 spellers. Here are the final ranks and cash prize details:
A few hundred Junior Spellers participated in the first phase of the online spelling bee competition today. The preliminary written tests were conducted for Kindergarten through 4th graders with 25 spelling questions and 25 vocabulary questions. Here are a few glimpses of the spellers: