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2021 Spelling Bee

  Join us for our 10th Annual
New Haven Reads Spelling Bee!

Our Spelling Bee is virtual again this year and we are looking forward to some buzzworthy fun!

Friday November 5, 2021

via Zoom and using the game platform Kahoot!

This is not your ordinary NHR Spelling Bee!

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will remain online via Zoom and Kahoot! this year. Last year’s Bee was highly successful and we look forward to an even bigger event this year! As always, all proceeds go to support our online literacy programs – which are more important now than ever as children face educational gaps from being out of school for so long.

Fun for the entire family.

This year we will be using Kahoot! and Zoom again to run our Bee so you can participate from the comfort of home, wherever you may be! Once you are registered we will  send all the information you need on how to use Zoom and Kahoot! for anyone who has not used them before. We will also send you some practice games to get a feel for how it will be live on the night!

Register here!

A reminder of how the Virtual Bee works

  • Participants will compete as individuals – no teams this year!
  • There will be three rounds of 10 spelling questions and every entrant will participate in the whole competition.
  • For each spelling word, you will hear the word, it will be used in a sentence, and defined. You have four spelling options from which to choose. Only one will be correct. You get points for accuracy and speed so no one is out if they get a wrong answer. Your points will accumulate across each round.
  • There will be prizes for the winners of each round and we will also crown an overall champion for the whole event.

Register here!

Click here to find out more about our sponsors

We are so grateful for the support of our amazing sponsors. Please support these organizations and businesses as they have supported the work of NHR.

Gold Sponsors – 2021

Silver Sponsors – 2021

Bronze Sponsors – 2021

For more information, contact spellingbee@newhavenreads.org.