The National Spelling Bee word panel has compiled a list consisting of more than 1,000 words that will be used in the national competition.Best of luck to the participants. We look forward to seeing the winner at the Orlando Conclave next year.
Cash prizes for competitors range from $50 to $30,000 for the national champion. All spellers receive a commemorative watch; the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award, which consists of a $100 EE U.S. Savings bond; and Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, on CD-ROM from Merriam-Webster.
The national champion also receives an engraved loving cup; from Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, a $5,000 scholarship; from Merriam-Webster, a $2,500 U.S. Savings Bond and a reference library; and from Encyclopedia Britannica, reference materials valued at more than $3,800.
Information about the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee can be found online at http://www.spellingbee.com/ .
2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee Continues Today in Washington D.C.