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NEW! 2016 Spell Bowl Word Lists
The 2016 Word Lists for all three competition levels are now available.  If you are not seeing the 2016 lists, please click your browser’s “refresh” button, clear your browser’s cache, or try from a different computer or device.
2016 Elementary Spell Bowl Word List (Similar to list used in 2008 & 2012)
2016 Jr Spell Bowl Word List (Similar to list used in 2011)
2016 Sr Spell Bowl Word List (Similar to list used in 2011)
The only source used for pronunciations and definitions used in competitions will be the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. Words must have identical spellings in both this word list and the dictionary in order to be used in competition. If a discrepancy appears, words that do not match will not be used in competition. Click here for a list of 2016 that will not be used in competition. Every effort was made to select only words which are appropriate for school use.

2016 Elementary Spell Bowl Study Aid CD
This “help tool”, prepared by a former Spell Bowl coach, provides a pronunciation, definition, and sample sentence for each word on the 2016 Elementary Spell Bowl list. Cost is $40 per CD.  Click here to order the Elementary CD.
 NEW!Spell Bowl Invitational Contests
Invitational contests for each level (Elementary, Junior, Senior) are scheduled locally, and may be used as conference meets, city-wide contests, or simply practice rounds. Participation is not required for those who wish to participate in later Spell Bowl Competitions. Elementary and Junior division invitationals are created by the host. Senior division invitationals may be either purchased from IASP or created by the host.
NEW! Senior Invitational Competition word lists will now be available as either Senior Invitational List A or Senior Invitational List B.  The Invitational period will be August 28 – September 29, 2016.  Senior Division teams attending multiple Invitationals should only attend ONE contest using IASP List A and/or List B, although a team may attend any number of contests using “Independent” lists. If you would like your contest to be listed, send the date and important contact information to dabel@iasp.org.
Click here to view the order form for Senior Division Invitational Contests.
Click here for a list of Invitational Contest Hosts (available mid-August)
NEW! Elementary Spell Bowl Coach Webinars
From the comfort of your own computer, you can be a part of webinars designed to help coaches involved in Elementary Division Academic Competitions.  The Webinar for Elementary Spell Bowl Coaches will be held Wednesday, September 28, from 3:30 – 4:30 Eastern Time.  Cost is only $15.Registration Forms (and information on the Science Bowl and M.A.T.H. Bowl Webinars) are available on the Forms Page by Clicking here.

NEW! Help Recruiting Your Team
To help coaches save some time as you search out students for your team, IASP is making some printable flyers available. You can print, fill in your information, copy, and post them around your building! Each is designed to fit on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
Click here for the Elementary Recruiting Poster
Click here for the Junior Division Recruiting Poster
Click here for the Senior Division Recruiting Poster
[Each poster requires Adobe Reader]

2015 Elementary Division Spell Statewide Results
On November 19 the Elementary Division Spell Bowl Area Contest for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders took place at 44 sites across Indiana.  A record setting 5,924 students from 514 teams took part in the contest!  Statewide Results are available through the following links.
Elementary Division Spell Bowl Blue Class
Elementary Division Spell Bowl Green Class
Elementary Division Spell Bowl Orange Class
Elementary Division Spell Bowl Red Class
Elementary Division Spell Bowl Yellow Class

Congratulations 2015 Jr & Sr Division Spell Bowl State Finals Participants. 
Teams from 61 schools qualified for the 2015 Indiana Academic Spell Bowl State Finals on November 14 at Purdue University.  Congratulations to all.  Click here for 2015 Spell Bowl State Finals Results.

Junior Division Spell Bowl Area Competition Results
2,293 6th – 8th graders were included on rosters from 186 Junior Division Spell Bowl teams at 19 Area Competition sites across Indiana on November 3.   Congratulations to all participants!  Statewide Results and State Finalists are available through the links below.
Junior Division Spell Bowl Class 1
Junior Division Spell Bowl Class 2
Junior Division Spell Bowl Class 3
Junior Division Spell Bowl Class 4

Senior Division Spell Bowl Area Competition Results
170 High School teams participated in the Area Spell Bowl on November 2, 2015, including 2, 364 students on their rosters.  Congratulations to all who were a part of the contest.  Statewide Results and State Finalists are available through the links below.
Senior Division Spell Bowl Class 1
Senior Division Spell Bowl Class 2
Senior Division Spell Bowl Class 3
Senior Division Spell Bowl Class 4

 

2016-2017 Department of Student Programs (DSP) Membership-Participation Form The Membership-Participation form is now available and can be completed and returned to IASP. Click here to view the DSP Membership-Participation form.

Spell Bowl Proctor Instructions
At most Spell Bowl competitions, each team must provide an adult proctor to help score answers. It is essential for each coach to provide a responsible proctor who has reviewed their instructions before the contest. Click here to see a copy of proctor instructions. [Requires Adobe Reader]

CALTutor
Spell Bowl coaches have worked with CAL Tutor, a Crown Point, Indiana company, for many years.  Although they are no longer regularly offering their Spell Bowl product, it is still possible to purchase CDs from past years. You can contact CALTutor by email: bob@chomko.com

Spell Bowl Student Answer Sheets

Click on the links below to see samples of the Answer Sheets used during competitions:
Elementary Division Answer Sheet
Junior Division Answer Sheet
Senior Division Answer Sheet
[Require Adobe Reader]

Description of the Elementary Division Academic Spell Bowl Competition

Content
The competition will be made up of eight rounds with a different team member competing in each round. Each round shall consist of seven words. Words for this competition come from lists published on this site. Word Lists rotate annually.
Teams
Teams are composed of eight members. Eight others may be used as alternates. There is no limit as to how many students may come from any one grade level. A student may participate in only one round. There are no substitutions during a round.
Eligibility
All full-time students in grades 4-5 (6 where appropriate) are eligible to compete. Within these constraints, schools may select their teams in any manner and with any additional criteria they choose.
Format
The competition will consist of eight rounds with each round consisting of seven words, which will be read by the emcee. After the emcee finishes the pronunciation, sentence, pronunciation and says “Begin”, the participant will have twenty seconds to write the word in the correct space on the answer sheet. At the conclusion of the time allowed for spelling, the word will be scored before going on to the next word.

Description of the Junior Division Academic Spell Bowl Competition
Content
The competition will be made up of eight rounds with a different team member competing in each round. Each round shall consist of nine words. Words for this competition come from lists published on this site. Word Lists rotate annually.
Teams
Teams are composed of eight members. Eight others may be used as alternates. There is no limit as to how many students may come from any one grade level. A student may participate in only one round. There are no substitutions during a round.
Eligibility
All full-time students in grades 7-8 (6 where appropriate) are eligible to compete. Within these constraints, schools may select their teams in any manner and with any additional criteria they choose.
Format
The competition will consist of eight rounds, with each round consisting of nine words, which will be read by the emcee. After the emcee finishes the pronunciation, sentence, pronunciation and says “Begin”, the participant will have fifteen seconds to write the word in the correct space on the answer sheet. At the conclusion of the time allowed for spelling, the word will be scored before going on to the next word.

Description of the Senior Division Academic Spell Bowl Competition
Content
The competition will be made up of ten rounds with a different team member competing in each round. Each round shall consist of nine words. Words for this competition come from lists published on this site. Word Lists rotate annually.
Teams
Teams are composed of ten members. Ten others may be used as alternates. There is no limit as to how many students may come from any grade level. A student may participate in only one round. There are no substitutions during a round.
Eligibility
All full-time students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete. Within these constraints, schools may select their teams in any manner and with any additional criteria they choose.
Format
The competition will consist of ten rounds with each round consisting of nine words which will be read by the emcee. After the emcee finishes the pronunciation, sentence, pronunciation and says “Begin”, the participant will have fifteen seconds to write the word in the correct space on the answer sheet. At the conclusion of the time allowed for spelling, the word will be scored before going on to the next word.