Come show off your spelling prowess at our Adult Spelling Bee hosted by Martin Luther King Library!
Sign up starts at 6:15 PM, the spelling begins at 6:30 PM.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, including Peak gift cards and Aurora Public Library Craft Brew Tour swag!
Come play with us!
Spelling Bee Rules & Guidelines:
* Contestants must be 21 and older
* Contestant order is in the order of registration.
* There will be three rounds of competition. The third round will continue until a winner is crowned.
* Words are drawn from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, which serves as the final authority for the spelling of words
- If more than one spelling is listed for a word, any of these spellings will be accepted as correct as long as it matches the pronunciation and definition provided by the Pronouncer(s)
- Spellings from other locations having archaic, obsolete or regional labels that are different from the main entry will not be accepted as correct
* When a word is a homophone or homonym, only the correct spelling for the definition and sentence use provided will be accepted as correct
* No electronic devices may be used by contestants during competition
* The contest is single-error elimination.
* The difficulty of words will increase as the competition progresses
* The Pronouncer will say the word, use it in a sentence and then pronounce it again.
-Contestants can ask for the word’s definition and an additional pronunciation
* Contestants are encouraged to pronounce the word before and after spelling it
* Contestants will be given 30 seconds to spell the word
* After starting to spell a word, contestants are allowed to stop and start over, as long as they have not finished spelling the word and they are within in the 30-second time frame
* Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place