This may be partially a cultural question, but I was wondering whether your country held these competitions and, if so, what they were called in your language. Spelling bees have become something of a longstanding tradition in English-speaking societies. Basically, these are competitions where people (usually school-age children and teenagers) are called up, one at a time, to spell a vast array of words. There are usually many rounds in spelling bees, each one representing a greater degree of difficulty. The competitions are typically challenging and involve prior preparations, with would-be competitors studying not only the spelling of many difficult words but also things like affixes, suffixes, and even the foreign language the words are rooted in. They are televised and broadcast nationwide like game shows but are only held once a year. The word “bee” in the name has nothing to do with the insect; it is an archaic English word that means “gathering.” I also understand that these competitions would be difficult to hold for languages where the correspondence between phonetics and spelling is greater, but I can’t be too sure. Does this tradition exist in your country? If so, what is the equivalent of a spelling bee called?