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4th Annual Spellebration!

4th Annual Spellebration!

4th Annual Spellebration- Delray Beach

Welcome to the 4th Annual Delray Beach Spellebration!

On Wednesday, July 22nd at 10AM, the Delray Beach Public Library will be hosting it’s 4th Annual Spellebration virtually via Zoom Conference! Spellebration is our annual City Wide competition for Teens and Tweens. Middle School and High School students are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

Earn amazing prizes! Learn SAT words and other important vocabulary. There will be three winners from each category (Middle School and High School). Sign up today via Remind and get ready! Below are three ways to prepare yourself for greatness.


The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Tie Breaker Words)


Download the spelling bee words for your grade.

Middle School Words List

Download High School Words List

*Sudden Death round will consist of Spelling Bee words that are not included on the lists above.


Attend weekly virtual spelling bee practices to get ready for the big day through Zoom!

Practice dates are at 2PM on:

June 24th

July 1st

July 8th

Sign up via Remind to get the Zoom log in information:

Spellebration Remind Group


The Judges will have a list of the spelling bee words which they will read in the order given to them. The judge will read the word to be spelled.

Each group will compete in three rounds. Practice round, competition round, and definition round. Middle School will begin with their three rounds. High School will compete after the Middle School Winners are announced.

If there are no clear 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place winners, the competition will go into a sudden death round.*

The Spellers can request to hear the word up to three times. They can request the definition, how to use it in a sentence, and its part of speech. The Spellers cannot ask any more questions about the word. If they want, Spellers can pass or they can make their best spelling attempt. If they pass on the word, or it is spelled incorrectly, they must return to their group and are out of the competition.

Words must be spelled in a “state-spell/write-state” format. Spellers will state the word they’re assigned, spell it as they are writing it, then state the word when they have completed their spelling to signal the completion of their turn.

Judges will cross out the words from their word list once the word is no longer in play.

In the third round, the Judges will state the definition of a word and ask for the word’s spelling. The Speller will still be expected to “state-spell/write-state” their word.

Spellers will receive spelling bee tags to wear during the competition, representing their team and number.

The Spelling Bee will be held on July 22nd at 10am via Zoom Conference hosted by the Delray Beach Public Library

*Sudden Death round will consist of Spelling Bee words that are not included on the list.

Detailed list of rules can be found here:

2020 Spellebration Rules


Spellebration Practices 2PM via Zoom Conference:
June 24th
July 1st
July 8th

Spellebration Tech and Workflow Testing:

July 15th at 10 AM

Spellebration Day!

July 22nd at 10AM

To stay up to date with the latest Spellebration information join our Remind group: Spellebration Remind Group