Spellathon is a spelling challenge in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty. Preparing for Spellathon helps students understand words more deeply as they learn definitions, language of origin or etymology, usage in a sentence, along with the spelling of words.
Spellathon is conducted annually by WishWin in collaboration with NSM Gurucool.
Spellathon consists of 2 levels
Our competitions are meant to promote academic excellence and recognize students for their talent and hard work. During our competitions, there will be pictures and videos taken which may be posted on our website. Students who wish to participate in our competitions will have to turn in a photo / video release consent form at the time of onsite check-in on the day of the competition.
The students are expected to arrive 30 minutes before the exam for onsite check-in, seating of students, and explanation of rules.
You may either bring a printed or mobile copy of the registration ticket. During onsite check-in, photo / video consent form has to be submitted, which is a prerequisite to participate in the competition.
Spellathon will consist of oral rounds. There will be no written exam.
The oral rounds will consist of words from the sample word lists and other sources.
Following are some sources that may be used for preparation.
Merriam-Webster Unabridged is the final authority and sole source for the spelling of words. It is built on the solid foundation of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged and is the best source of current information about the English language.
Parents are welcome to watch the students as they participate in the oral rounds of Spellathon. Parental interruption in any form during the competition is not acceptable and based on discretion of WishWin team, the contestant can face disqualification.
A contestant has the right to appeal and request for a review of the judge's decision before the start of the next round of Spellathon. Parents are not allowed to approach judges directly. Parents can submit a written appeal to a volunteer who will then refer the matter to the judges at the end of that round. In any appeal, decision of the judges is final.
Soon after the oral rounds, the winners will be announced and awards and certificates will be distributed during the award ceremony.
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|Sl. No.||First Name||Last name||Grade|
|40||Yashas Chandra Sai||Nallabothula||2|
|Sl. No.||First Name||Last Name||Grade|
|1||Mananya Gupta||Spellathon 2017 Junior Champion|
|2||Nyasa Makam||1st Runner-up|
|3||Ananya Kala||2nd Runner-up|
|4||Ashwin Nadar and Advaiya Lad||tied for 4th Place|
|5||Ivanka Singh||6th Place|
Spellathon 2017 Championship word:
The Championship word was cryptozoology. Here are some facts about the word. Origin: Greek
Part of speech: a noun
Definition: the study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals (such as Sasquatch) usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence
Sentence: Tony's career in cryptozoology began after he watched a 5 hour long documentary on the Loch Ness Monster.
Spellathon 2017 seniors was a spectacular show with seasoned spellers competing for a total of 24 rounds that included several perfect rounds.
The top 5 ranks for Spellathon 2017 seniors went to the following students.
|1||Karthik Nemmani||Spellathon 2017 Senior Champion|
|2||Naysa Modi||1st Runner-up|
|3||Nairit Sarkar||2nd Runner-up|
|4||Varun Kudva||4th Place|
|5||Neha Chelamkuri||5th Place|
Spellathon 2017 Championship Word:
The Championship word was Razzmatazz. Here are some facts about the word.
Part of speech: a noun
Definition: noisy and exciting activity meant to attract attention
Sentence: If Cannes is the pinnacle of the international film calendar, the Academy Awards is the zenith of Hollywood razzmatazz.
Spellathon 2018 students, please click here to download the study lists for your preparation for the Spellathon on December 15.