This nationwide spelling competition is jointly organised by the New Straits Times and RHB Banking Group as a corporate social responsibility exercise.
It started in 2008 with the objective to foster English proficiency among young Malaysians and to promote the usage of the newspaper as an educational tool. The competition has received endorsement from the Ministry of Education since 2008.
In the Online Preliminary Challenge, students will undergo a qualifying round and the top 100 spellers will be selected to compete in the Online State Challenge for the State Champion title. It is divided into two categories; Primary School Category (Year 1 to Year 6) and Secondary School Category (Form 1 to Form 5).
A new format is being adopted in SIR 2017 by introducing digital platform into the competition. There are three challenge stages; Online Preliminary Challenge (*new*), Online State Challenge (*new*) and National Challenge.
This year’s competition accepts British spelling only. At the National Challenge, fourteen (14) State Champions of each category will vie for the National Champion title. The National Champion for Primary School Category and Secondary School Category will receive RM5,000 and RM10,000 in cash respectively.
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