Kohima, August 12 (MExN): The much awaited Nagaland Spelling Bee Championship 2016 will be held on October 6 and 7 at Capital Convention Centre. This was announced during a press conference held on August 12 with the Fountain Club at Ramietech Solutions, PR Hill Kohima.

One of the most anticipated competitions among the student community in Nagaland, the 5th edition of the Spelling Bee Championship will witness students from the 11 districts vie for the championship.

The Champion of Spelling Bee will win a cash prize of Rs. 60,000 while the runner-up will win Rs. 40,000. The third and fourth will win Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 15,000 respectively while quarterfinalists will pocket Rs. 5000 each apart from citations and trophies.

Vilekho Bio, Convenor, Organising Committee informed that the forms can be downloaded in the Club’s website www.fountainclub.in or the media partner The Morung Express’ website www.morungexpress.com. The forms are also available at all SCERT (DIET) Centres; The Cornerstone Belho Complex, P.R Hill Kohima; Zoom Xerox, near SP office Dimapur; The Graffitti Peren, CYN Store Longleng; and SK enterprise Kiphire. The last date of submission of the forms is September 23. The forms can further be mailed to fountainclubkma@gmail.com.

During the briefings, members of the club also discussed on the problems why the students are not able to compete in the national level. The participants’ standard has still not reached the national level where the participants are mostly below Class 8 whereas the competition in Nagaland includes only Class 8 to 12, thus making the champions ineligible for participation in the national level. However the Club stated that they are also making efforts so that the students can participate in the national level in the coming years.

The Nagaland Spelling Bee Championship was initiated by Fountain Club which today is jointly organised by the Club and SCERT with media partners The Morung Express, NM Cable, and IT Partner Ramietech Solutions which develops the softwares for the competitions.
The first day of the competition will witness the Preliminary Stage where each Speller will be given 10 words to spell in 60 seconds. 32 competitors will be selected in the first stage. The second day will be the Final Stage where each Speller will be asked 5 words to be spelled in 90 seconds, where 16 Spellers will be selected.Aspirants are encouraged to refer to the Oxford International Dictionary 2016 edition.