Are You a Spellebrity? Enter the Spellebrity Video Contest

To kick off National Reading Month, the Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, wants students to spell out how they kindle the love of reading. All month, we will accept entries for the Spellebrity Video Contest, an opportunity for students to showcase their love of reading and spelling through video storytelling. The contest is also another chance for students to make it to Washington, D.C., as the top five teams will win a trip to Bee Week 2016 to present their videos to Scripps National Spelling Bee competitors.

Spellebrity Video Contest

Individuals or teams of no more than four students will script, record and edit narrative videos that answer the question, "How can you kindle the love of reading?" These videos should also include at least three words that would be useful to know in a spelling bee. The Bee wants to celebrates National Reading Month with student videos that inspire viewers to read more. Visit for more information, including student video guidelines and the official content rule.

Videos can be submitted at until April 4, and a judging panel will review the videos and select ten Semifinalist videos. These ten videos will be posted online, and the public will vote on favorites during the week of April 18. When the top five Finalist videos are determined, the members of each team will win an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they will present their videos to the Scripps National Spelling Bee competitors. The Champion video will be announced during the Awards Banquet at the end of Bee Week 2016.

Looking for a little inspiration? Watch our Spellebrity Video Contest announcement video and see why reading is important to a few Spellebrities!