Academic Spell Bowl

Indiana Academic Spell Bowl

Unlike the traditional oral spelling contest, teams use one representative per round to write the spelling words.  Winning teams are named based on the cumulative total of correctly spelled words of all members.  Junior and Senior teams have the opportunity to qualify for a State Finals competition held at Purdue University.



Two Year Competition Calendar
Spell Bowl Fast Facts
Elementary Spell Bowl Timeline
Junior Spell Bowl Timeline
Senior Spell Bowl Timeline


Elementary Confirmation List
Junior Confirmation List
Senior Confirmation List
Comprehensive Confirmation List
Academic Conference Registration Form
Academic Conference Confirmation List


Elementary Roster Submission Form
Junior Roster Submission Form
Senior Roster Submission Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about our student programs and competitions? Check out our FAQ section for the most commonly asked questions.

2020 Academic Spell Bowl Competition Dates

Academic Spell Bowl News

Academic Coach
of the Year

Anyone who serves as an academic coach during the school year is eligible for this award, and can be nominated by their principal, another coach, coordinator or volunteer. One academic coach from each level of competition (elementary, middle/junior and senior) is recognized at our annual Academic Coaches Conference.

Join DSP

In order to participate in Department of Student Programs (DSP) sponsored academic competitions, cheer competitions, Student Day at the Legislature, MLK Essay contest, and any other DSP programs, schools must maintain a current membership in DSP.

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