ELIGIBILITY: All participants must be in the 4th-9th grades, and must reside and/or attend school in the city of Alameda.
Based on the number of participants, there will likely be a written test as well as an oral spelling bee. The written test will determine a group of 25-30 spellers to participate in the oral bee.
Prizes will be given to the winning spellers. The top winners of the Alameda Spelling Bee will be sponsored to participate in the Alameda County Spelling Bee, to be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in San Leandro. Based on the outcome, we may send spellers to participate in the Alameda County Elementary Bee (Grades 4-6) and/or the Alameda County Junior High Bee (Grades 7-9).
The top two winners of the two Alameda County bees will be sponsored to participate in the California State Spelling Bee, to be held on May 2nd (junior high, in San Rafael) or May 9th (elementary, in Stockton).
Additional information and rules will be e-mailed to participants in advance of the event. For links to word lists and other information, see our Event Information page.
For more information—or if you are interested in volunteering for this event—please contact Chuck Kapelke at firstname.lastname@example.org.