ND State Spelling Bee
March 22, 2013
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck
The North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, the North Dakota Association of County Superintendents, and the North Dakota Newspaper Association cosponsor the ND State Spelling Bee. The State Bee is affiliated with the National Spelling Bee which will be held in Washington, DC, in May 2013 and to which the cosponsors will send the state winner.
Each county is allowed two entries in the state competition. The counties adopt plans for their competitions under the direction of the County Superintendent/Desginee.
Last year, over 100 county winners participated in the state competition. All contestants compete in a written round of fifty words from which the finalists are chosen. The finalists compete on an equal basis in a spelldown with first, second and third place winners being chosen.