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Is this the first edition?

No, the first edition of the Hanatu Victor Ochei Spelling Bee held in 2013, with participants from within Delta State only and was aired on NTA Asaba, DBStv, and DRtv for one quarter. However, due to overwhelming interest from different parts of the country, the project has been re-branded and expanded to allow participation from outside Delta State.

The second edition of the competition promises to be even bigger with participation from more schools across the country and fabulous prizes to be won

 

Am not a Deltan, can I still participate?

The first edition of the Hanatu Victor Ochei Spelling Bee held in 2013, with participants from within Delta State only and was aired on NTA Asaba, DBStv, and DRtv for one quarter. However, due to overwhelming interest from different parts of the country, the project has been re-branded and expanded to allow participation from outside Delta State.

 

Am I eligibile to participate?

To be eligible to participate in HVO Spelling Bee competition, contestants must meet these requirements:

•The speller must not previously have been declared champion of the Bee.

•The speller must attend a school that is officially enrolled with the Bee.

•The speller must not have passed beyond junior secondary school III.

•The speller - or the speller's parent, legal guardian or school official acting on the speller's behalf - must not have declared to another entity an academic classification higher than junior secondary school III. 

•The speller must not have reached the age of 15 on or before the competition.

•The speller must have been declared a champion of a final school spelling bee.

•This competition is open to all contestants ages 9-15 or junior secondary 1-3

 

How do I register?

Interested participants should endeavor to register through their schools as registration forms will be made available at our office address and the office of the Chief Inspector of Education (CIE)'s office in your area. Each school will present two representatives for the competition. 

 

What are the prizes to be won?

First Price        N300, 000.00

Second PriceN200, 000.00

Third Price        N150, 000.00

...and lots of other consolation prizes for the contestants.

 

What are the rules guiding the contest?

•A speller qualifying for the Spelling Bee competition must meet these requirements:

•The speller must not previously have been declared champion of the Bee.

•The speller must attend a school that is officially enrolled with the Bee.

•The speller must not have passed beyond junior secondary school III.

•The speller - or the speller's parent, legal guardian or school official acting on the speller's behalf - must not have declared to another entity an academic classification higher than junior secondary school III. 

•The speller must not have reached the age of 15 on or before the competition.

•The speller must have been declared a champion of a final school spelling bee.

•This competition is open to all contestants ages 9-15 or junior secondary 1-3

•The bee master, judge and other officials will be in complete charge of the contest. Any questions or protests about the spelling(s) of a word or the running of the contests must be referred to the officials immediately (before the beginning of the next round). Their decisions will be final in all matters

NO PROTEST WILL BE ENTERTAINED AFTER THE CONTEST HAS ENDED

•In the competition, all words will be chosen from official lists compiled from the British Oxford Dictionary provided by Spelling Bee officials. 

•Preliminary Rounds will be held in each Region (senatorial districts), using official wordlists, and the listed rules and regulations. 

•The competition will be oral; contestants must spell the words orally and the use of pens and/or pencils and paper will not be allowed. 

•Contestants may pronounce their words before spelling them and or after spelling them. 

•Once a contestant has begun to spell a word, he or she may still ask for a word to be re-pronounced, defined or used in a sentence but should bear in mind that the time is ticking against him/her. Also, having started to spell a word, a contestant will not be given any opportunity to change letters already voiced. A speller may retrace provided that letters and their sequence are not changed in retracing. 

•If a word taken from the manual is unclear to a contestant, he or she may ask for the word to be re-pronounced, but will not be given a definition or a sentence, unless the word is a homophone in which case the bee mastermust give the definition and an example sentence without being asked. The contestant must give the spelling of the word as defined, not a homophone of the word.

•If a word has more than one acceptable spelling, any spelling listed in the manual or British Oxford Dictionary, for that word will be accepted.

If a word is a homophone, the bee master must give the definition and an example sentence without being asked. 

•Officials may disqualify any contestant who ignores a request to start spelling his or her word within a reasonable length of time. Also, a speller whose spelling of a word is not audible to the officials may have his or her spelling ruled incorrect.

•The elimination procedure changes when the number of contestants is reduced to two. At this point, when one contestant misspells a word, the other contestant will be given the opportunity to spell the same word. 

•If the second contestant spells the word correctly, plus the next word on the Bee master's list, then he or she will be declared champion. If the contestant misspells the word on the bee master's list, then both spellers continue in the contest. 

•If both contestants misspell the same word, then both continue in the contest.

•The Bee may disqualify prior to or during competition any speller who is not in compliance with any of the above Eligibility Requirements; and may, at any time before the conclusion of the spelling bee, require any speller who is found to have not been in compliance with any of the Eligibility Requirements to forfeit any prizes, rank, and other benefits accorded to the speller.

 

How do I contact HVO Spelling Bee?

You can contact us by visiting our website: www.hvospellingbee.org or our facebook page: www.facebook.com/hvospeelingbee. Tel: 08131251321, 08148415900

 

The Hanatu victor Ochei Spelling Bee is an educational contest organised with the sole aim of helping students improve their spelling, composure and public speaking skills.

Thus the spelling bee is designed to reinforce the basic requirements of effective communication by impacting positively on the contestant's spelling skills, poise, vocabulary, pronunciation and accurate word usage.

According to the organizer of the event, Mrs Hanatu Ochei, the importance of communication cannot be over-emphasized; as being literate begins with communication, and communication entails the transaction of ideas, using words and symbols as the fundamental platform.

 

The first edition of the Hanatu Victor Ochei Spelling Bee held in 2013, with participants from within Delta State only and was aired on NTA Asaba, DBStv, and DRtv for one quarter. However, due to overwhelming interest from different parts of the country, the project has been re-branded and expanded to allow participation from outside Delta State.

The second edition of the competition promises to be even bigger with participation from more schools across the country and fabulous prizes to be won, which include:

 

First Price:           N300, 000.00

Second Price:       N200, 000.00

Third Price:          N150, 000.00

...and lots of other consolation prizes for the contestants.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Interested participants should endeavor to register through their schools as registration forms will be made available at our office address and the office of the Chief Inspector of Education (CIE)'s office in your area. Each school will present two representatives for the competition. 

Submission of forms closes on 28th February, 2014. So, interested participants should endeavour to submit their forms on time.

 

For more information, visit us at: 

Hanatu Victor Ochei Spelling Bee

24, Victor Anene Bossua Street

Off High Court Roar Asaba, Delta State – Nigeria

OR

Contact Us: Tel: 08131251321, 08148415900 or

Visit our website: www.hvospellingbee.org or

visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/hvospeelingbee

 

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