Prizes in the Deseret News Spelling Bee range from a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to a World Almanac.
The awards will be presented during the 16th annual statewide spelling bee Friday, April 3, at Bryant Intermediate School, with 42 participants.In addition to receiving a trophy, the state winner and one parent will be guests of the Deseret News in the nation's capital during Bee Week in May. They will visit historical sites in and around Washington and devote two days to spelling competition.
More than 225 spellers will converge on the nation's capital for the 65th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.
The state's second-place winner will receive a trophy and a 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, featuring the redesigned format that first appeared in 1985: the 12-volume micropaedia, containing 84,300 alphabetical entries; the 17-volume macropaedia with 681 articles; and the propaedia, a volume that contains a 10-part circle of learning, each part introduced by an essay followed by an outline. The general index of two volumes has more than 419,000 references.
In addition, the Britannica World Data Annual contains the latest statistical material about all the countries of the world, and the Britannica Book of the Year is a review of events of the previous year.
The third-prize winner will take home a trophy and The Random House Dictionary of the English Language. It is the first completely new unabridged dictionary published in 24 years and it has more than 315,000 entries. Major entries show when words were first entered into the language, and tens of thousands of biographical and geographical entries are included, plus more than 2,000 illustrations and maps.