National Bible Bee

What is the Bible Bee?

The Bible Bee is a refreshing and motivating Bible memory competition for children and youth. It is very similar to a spelling bee, except contestants are required to recite Bible passages and facts rather than spell words.

Why organize a Bible Bee?

The purpose of the Bible Bee is to promote godly character in children and youth by motivating them to memorize passages and facts found in the Bible. Our ultimate goal is to equip the next generation to be bold ambassadors for Jesus Christ.

Where are the Bible Bees held?

Local Bible Bee Contests are conducted throughout the United States in designated local churches, schools, and other meeting facilities. The National Bible Bee Contest is a two-day, world-class event which will be held annually in Washington, D.C.

When are the Bible Bees held?

The inaugural Bible Bee Competition will be held in 2009. Local Bible Bee Contests will be conducted throughout the United States on Saturday, September 12, 2009. One hundred finalists nationwide from each of three age groups will then advance to the National Bible Bee, which will be held November 5–6, 2009.

Who is eligible to participate in the Bible Bee?
Any child or youth from the ages of 7 to 18 may enroll in the Bible Bee.

How do contestants sign up to compete in the Bible Bee?

Contestants may sign up by first reserving a place in a Local Contest and then enrolling online at beginning February 15, 2009. Enrollment includes payment of a nonrefundable $20 enrollment fee. Reduced enrollment fees are available for families with multiple children. The cut-off for enrollment is April 30, 2009.

In case you are wondering, five different versions of the Bible can be used: The five versions from which to choose are the King James Version, New King James Version, New American Standard Version, the New International Version, and the English Standard Version.

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