Spellebrity Video Contest

Students who enter the Spellebrity Video Contest, presented by Kindle,  can earn exciting prizes, including a Kindle Paperwhite and an expenses-paid trip to the Bee!

Want to learn more? Visit spellebrity.com for the official rules and resources to help your student create a buzzword video about reading.

You can read and download a PDF copy of the 2017 Spellebrity Video Contest Official Rules and Terms of Participation here.

Videos will be accepted from Monday, October 17, 2016, through Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Videos can be no longer than five minutes in length.

We want you to create a video around this theme: Spell out how to kindle the love of reading. Your video should feature three words that would be useful to know in a spelling bee that you have come across through your reading.

We suggest brainstorming a fun, narrative way to incorporate the spelling words and inspire others to kindle their own love of reading.

Each team can have no more than four members. Individual students are also welcome to enter the contest.

After the video submission period closes on January 31, 2017, a panel of judges will select the top 10 videos based on the following rubric: inspirational quality, relevance to the theme, creativity, and inclusion of at least three spelling words. These teams will be named Semifinalists.

The 10 Semifinalist videos will be posted for public viewing and voting on spellebrity.com from March 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET to March 25, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. ET, and members of the public will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite video. Each vote is limited to one vote.

Each video will be judged by a panel on the following categories: inspirational quality, relevance to theme, creativity and inclusion of at least three words that would be useful to know for a spelling bee.

The judging process will take place throughout February 2017, and the ten Semifinalist teams will be announced on Wednesday, March 1.

Each member of the 10 Semifinalist teams will receive:

  • a Kindle Paperwhite.

Each member of the 5 Finalist teams will receives:

  • an expenses-paid trip to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, including
    • economy-class airfare or train fare for each team member and a parent/guardian,
    • one standard hotel room at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center,
    • a $400 gift card to defray travel and meal expenses, and
    • complimentary tickets for each team member and parent/guardian for the Bee Barbecue, a Bee-organized tour of Washington, D.C., and the Awards Banquet.

Each member of the Champion team will receive:

  • a $1,000 cash award, and a trophy.

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