Adult spelling bee planned

Johnson County Public Library’s annual spelling bee for grown-ups is set for Sept. 12 at Franklin College.

The annual event brings together teams to try to out-spell one another while celebrating literacy awareness.

The 10th annual Adult Spelling Bee and Costume Contest will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Napolitan Student Center, Branigin Room.

Teams of three adults ages 18 and older are welcome to participate in the friendly competition.

Teams of three will work together to spell out the words provided. All teams have a designated writer who will write their response on a dry erase board.

Teams will have 10 seconds to collaborate on the spelling. Judges will announce whether the word has been spelled correctly or incorrectly for each team.

Each word is assigned a point value based on the difficulty of the word. The team with the most points at the end of the competition is declared the winner.

Prizes will be awarded to the team with the best costumes. Costumes are not mandatory but encouraged.

The Adult Spelling Bee is part of Johnson County Public Library’s International Literacy programming.