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Spelling Bee

Team dressed as Sesame Street characters participate in the NHR Spelling Bee.

Save the Date for the 8th Annual New Haven Reads Spelling Bee!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Ave

Doors open at 6 p.m., event runs from 7 p.m. to approximately 9 p.m.

This is not your ordinary Spelling Bee! The Spelling Bee is NHR’s annual fundraiser to support our literacy programs. This event, which takes place in New Haven each October, has become a fixture on the community calendar.

Register your team here!

Check out our slideshow to get a taste of what the Bee looks like!

During the Bee, adult teams of three compete in “swarms,” or initial rounds of seven teams each. Our Word Master presents the words, and the teams work together to spell and write out each word for three judges. Together with a timekeeper, they oversee the Bee. The last team standing in each swarm competes in the final for a trophy and the glory of being New Haven Reads Spelling Bee Champs!

In addition to the Spelling Bee Champs trophy, teams can win awards for best team name, most spirit, and best team costume. Generous local businesses donate door prizes and prior to the Bee, audience members and participants enjoy a cash bar, food, and dessert bar.

For more information, contact spellingbee@newhavenreads.org.

Meet our Bee-FFs! 

Each year, generous sponsors throughout the comunity come together to make the New Haven Spelling Bee possible. Thank you! Are you interested in sponsoring the Spelling Bee? Contact Fiona@newhavenreads.org for more information or download the sponsorship packet below.

2019 Gold Sponsors

2019 Silver Sponsors

2019 Bronze Sponsors

Download the Sponsorship Packet |Download the Spelling Bee Rules | Download the Team Registration Form

Spell well! We will see you at the Bee!