Iowa Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee Contest

The Iowa Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee is open to youth in grades 4, 5, 6 and 7.  Local spelling bees are hosted by Knights of Columbus Councils in January and February each year, with the top two finishers from each grade level advancing to one of seven Regional competitions.  The top two finishers from each Regional grade level advance to the State competition which is held in Ames in March.

Host Council Resources

If your council is interested in hosting a local spelling bee, please click HERE.

Participant Resources

To enter the Spelling Bee you must sign up for a local competition at the nearest Knights of Columbus council that is hosting a spelling bee. If you do not know of your closest Knights of Columbus council, send an e-mail to spellingbee@iowakofc.org.

download a complete list of all the spelling bee rules

Spelling Bee Rules

Updated for the 18-19 year

4th Grade Word List

Updated for the 18-19 year

6th Grade Word List

Updated for the 18-19 year

Regional and State Competition Schedules

Updated for the 18-19 year

5th Grade Word List

Updated for the 18-19 year

7th Grade Word List

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