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Junior Division Area Contest Results
Congratulations to all participants in the 2016 Junior Division Spell Bowl Area Competition!  Over 2,000 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students from 182 teams were a part of the contest.  Statewide Results are available through the links below.
Class 1 Junior Division Area Contest Results
Class 2 Junior Division Area Contest Results
Class 3 Junior Division Area Contest Results
Class 4 Junior Division Area Contest Results

Senior Division Area Contest Results 161 High School Spell Bowl teams competed at 18 Area Competitions across Indiana on November 2.  Congratulations to the 2,347 Students who were a part of the contest!  Statewide Results are available through the links below.
Class 1 Senior Division Area Contest Results
Class 2 Senior Division Area Contest Results
Class 3 Senior Division Area Contest Results
Class 4 Senior Division Area Contest Results

2016 SENIOR DIVISION Spell Bowl Coaches’ Practice Assistant CD A study tool, similar to what has been available to Elementary and Junior Division teams in past years, is now available for Senior Division Coaches.  The CD provides a pronunciation, definition, and sample sentence for each of the 3,281 words on the 2016 Senior Division Spell Bowl Word List.  Cost is $50 per CD.  Click here for Senior Division CD Order Form

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

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.


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]

2016 Spell Bowl Coaches Handbook The Spell Bowl Coach Handbook includes all rules for the competition and should be reviewed by all coaches at the beginning of each season.
Click here for the Spell Bowl Coach Handbook.  [Requires Adobe Reader]

2016 Spell Bowl Competition Dates Entry Deadline: All Divisions -September 12, 2016. Junior Spell Bowl Area Competition, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Senior Spell Bowl Area Competition, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Sr and Jr Spell Bowl State Finals, Saturday, November 12, 2016 Elementary Spell Bowl Area Competition, November 17, 2016

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.