Corporate Spelling Bee

Spell for Lit-er-a-cy

For ten years, the Corporate Spelling Bee has combined fun, food, laughter, and genius in a great community-wide event. As local businesses and organizations have spelled their way to success, they have also helped raise awareness of literacy efforts in the Tarrant County area. The 2018 Corporate Spelling Bee was held on April 12, 2018 at the TCU Brown-Lupton University Union.  The Rotary Club of Fort Worth' Close Harmony Trio Women's Team and United Way's Speller's United ended the Bee in a tie, with BNSF's Rail Good Spellers finishing in third place.  


De·vel·op Team Spirit

Line up your spellers. The Corporate Spelling Bee teams are comprised of three (3) adult spellers chosen by the sponsoring business or organization. In addition, each team designates an alternate speller in case someone cannot attend the day of the Bee.

Plan your strategy. Most teams hold practice meetings and study the practice words provided by the Coalition. Teams designate a lead speller to speak for the team, and because the competition is fierce, they are sure to practice their favorite spelling technique.

Recruit your cheering squad. Team spirit isn't just for the spellers! Teams know it's important to recruit co-workers, family and friends to attend the Bee as well, to cheer them on to victory!

The Com·pe·ti·tion

The Bee has always started with a warm-up round of rather easy words for our sponsoring organizations. The Wordmaster assists teams by using the word in a sentence. Trust us, it's important for spellers to ask for a sentence - and a definition! The following rounds quickly increase in difficulty until the Champion is declared.

Sound rigorous? Arduous? Formidable? Daunting? Our Corporate Spelling Bees have been all that and much, much more!

As a reward for bravery and savvy, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams have received gift bags of great prizes from local restaurants, stores, and sporting venues who have generously supported the Bee. The 1st place winner of the Bee also has the privilege of keeping the beautiful traveling Corporate Spelling Bee trophy for one year, with the team name engraved on a plaque.

Par·tic·i·pate as a Sponsor- It's Easy!

Over the past ten years, Tarrant Literacy Coalition has been fortunate to have had many generous sponsors of the Corporate Spelling Bee. We are especially grateful to the 2018 Corporate Spelling Bee sponsors, listed below.


Larry & Karen Anfin
Atmos Energy
BNSF Railway
Texas Christian University

Acme Brick Company
JPS Foundation
Mark and Jill “J.R.” Labbe
Rotary Club of Fort Worth
Tarelton State University - Fort Worth Campus
Tarrant County College District
Tarrant County - Judge B. Glen Whitley
Texas Wesleyan University
Dennis & Kathryn Thompson
Joan Trew - Williams Trew Real Estate
United Way of Tarrant County

Freese & Nichols, Inc.
Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsa

Past Cham·pi·ons