FAQ

◇ Enrollment ◇

  • How do I enroll my child?
If you would like your child to participate in the 4th Japan Times Bee, you should first contact their school to see if the school has enrolled or are planning to enroll. Only schools can register. Individuals cannot register. Schools are required to register at the Scripps National Spelling Bee website ( spellingbee.com ) and at the Japan Times Bee website as well.
  • How can schools enroll in Japan Times Bee?
Please register at the Scripps National Spelling Bee website  and
at  the Japan Times Bee website as well before the deadline.
  • Is it possible for home-schooled students to enroll in Japan Times Bee?
Yes.
Home-schooled students compete in the spelling bee contest of
his/her affiliated school, which means the affiliated school needs
to be enrolled in the Spelling Bee.
  • How do schools pay for the registration fee?
Schools can pay the registration fee only through the Scripps National Spelling Bee web site by credit card.  Please refer to  the Scripps National Spelling Bee web.

 
◇ School spelling contest  ◇

Please refer to the page Schools and teachers.

 

◇ Travel expenses◇

  • Is there any support for travel expenses to attend
    Japan Times Bee and the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.?
We support the round-trip travel expenses and 6 nights’ hotel accommodations
fees only for the winner of  Japan Times Bee and one escort to attend the
Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
No other expenses are provided.

 
◇ Study materials◇

  •  How do I obtain study materials?
You can obtain study materials from the Scripps National
Spelling Bee website
.

 

◇ Contest day◇

  • Do you have any dress code?
               We recommends that spellers dress smart casual or in their school uniforms
on the day of the  Bee. Please be reminded that photographs are taken of the spellers
for The Japan Times and  other publications both in and outside Japan.