Synonyms for spelling bee

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I don't see why Florence should have gone to that sort of spelling bee.

Art was grinning like a schoolboy who had just won a spelling bee.

I have heard of a bee getting so far in his education as to become a "Spelling Bee."

This red delaine I wore to a spelling bee when I was about sixteen and I got a book for a prize for standing up next to last.