2020: MTN mPulse Spelling Bee Competition | Primary & Secondary Schools

Apply for the MTN Nigeria mPulse Spelling Bee Competition 2020 [Spell like a PRO and WIN BIG], Stand a Chance to Win Over 5Million Naira and Other Fabulous Prizes including Cash Prizes for Primary and Secondary Schools Nationwide, See Eligibility, Requirements, Prizes, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2020 Session.

2020: MTN mPulse Spelling Bee Competition | Primary & Secondary Schools
MTN mPulse

We invite all primary & secondary school students between the ages of 9 and 15 to participate in the MTN mPulse Spelling Bee competition. It promises to be exciting, over N5Million cash prize to be won and other amazing prizes.

To be a part of this experience click the link to register your kids. Competition starts 19th of October 2020. 

ELIGIBILITY

  • MTN Nigeria invites all primary & secondary school students between the ages of 9 and 15 to participate in the MTN mPulse Spelling Bee competition. 
  •  Competition is open to only boys and girls in primary and secondary schools in Nigeria who are between 9 and 15 years old.
  •  Participants must be resident in Nigeria.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

  •  There are 3 stages of the competition.
  • The first stage will be done on the mPulse website and is open to all students resident in Nigeria who are between 9 and 15 years.
  • The top 1,000 from the first round will be invited for the second round of the competition which will also be done on the mPulse website.
  • The 3rd stage and grand finale will be done online via live video conferencing.
  • This competition which aims to help students in Nigeria, improve their English spelling and vocabulary, promises to be an exciting one with lots of exciting prizes to be won. 

PRIZES

1st Prize

Student

  • N2 million scholarship grant
  • 1 laptop
  • 1 smartphone
  • mPulse Goody Bag

 

Teacher

N300,000 cash prize

  • MTN Education Suite – ICT Devices
  • 10 MTN Hynetflex Routers
  • 10 Laptops
  • + Internet Data (for 90 days)
  

2nd Prize

Student:

  • N1 million scholarship grant
  • 1 smartphone
  • mPulse Goody Bag
 

Teacher

N200,000 cash prize

 

3rd Prize

Student:

  • N750,000 scholarship grant
  • 1 smartphone
  • mPulse Goody Bag
 

Teacher

N100,000 cash prize

4th – 10th Place:

  • N100,000 scholarship grant
  • mPulse Goody Bag

11th – 20th Place:

  • N20,000 scholarship grant
  • mPulse Goody Bag

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  •  Spelling Bee portal opens for practice tests at 8am on 2nd October 2020.
  •  Round 1 Competition runs from 8am on 19th October, 2020 to 11:59pm on 11th November, 2020.
  •  Competition is open to only boys and girls in primary and secondary schools in Nigeria who are between 9 and 15 years old.
  •  Participants must be resident in Nigeria.
  •  Participant’s phone number used for registration must be on mPulse tariff plan. Dial *344*1# to migrate your phone number to the mPulse tariff plan.
  •  Participants must have successfully updated their profile on the mPulse website
  •  Participants must have successfully linked with their parent(s) on the mPulse website
  •  Practice test can be done multiple times but each Quiz round can be taken ONLY ONCE.
  •  Make sure you are using 3G or 4G LTE network for best performance
  •  If you have any question, refer to our All You Need to Know page to get your questions answered.
  •  Terms & Conditions apply

HOW TO APPLY

  • Click the PLAY link to participate but first go through the Rules of the game.
  • To participate in the MTN mPulse spelling bee competition, click Play

DEADLINE

  • 11th November, 2020
 

All you need to know about the MTN mPulse Spelling Bee

What is the MTN mPulse Spelling Bee about?

MTN mPulse Spelling Bee is a spelling competition being organized by MTN Nigeria for students between the ages of 9 and 15 who are on the mPulse tariff plan. The competition comprises 3 rounds:

  • 1st round with 10 spelling questions to be held on the mPulse website mtnonline.com/mpulse. Each spelling question needs to be answered in 20 seconds.
  • 2nd round with 20 spelling questions to be held on the mPulse website for only shortlisted students from the 1st Round. Each spelling question needs to be answered in 15 seconds.
  • Grand finale to be held via a live video conferencing platform.
 

Sounds interesting. Are there prizes to be won?

Oh yes! There are over 5 million cash prizes and more for student winners, their teachers and their school. Click here to see all the exciting prizes for our winners.

 

Q. Exciting prizes! Which of my teachers will be rewarded if I am one of the winners?

A. We are aware students don't do it alone, there is always a teacher supporting them along the way. The reward for teacher is to appreciate the teacher who helped you to prepare for this competition. To be eligible for the award, the teacher must be currently teaching at a primary or secondary school in Nigeria. All students who get to the grand finale will be required to provide the details of the teacher who assisted them in preparation before the grand finale.

 

Q. Great. Do I also get to nominate the school that will get the school prize if I win?

A. Unfortunately, no. The school you are currently a student of will be awarded the school prize if you win.

 

Wow, I’m Interested! How can I participate?

Glad you asked.

  • First, you need to sign up as a student to the mPulse website mtnonline.com/mpulse
  • After you do that, you should see Spelling Bee on your student dropdown menu, i.e. the 3 white horizontal dashes on the top right.
  • Clicking mPulse Spelling Bee from your dropdown menu will open the Spelling Bee page on which you will see the Play button
  • Clicking the Play button will display a practice test which you can take as often as you like
  • When you feel comfortable with the system and confident that you can now take the actual quiz, click Take Quiz to participate in Round 1 of the mPulse Spelling Bee.
  • If the phone number you used to login as a student on the mPulse website is not on the mPulse tariff plan, you will be asked to move your number to mPulse before you can take the quiz. You can dial *344*1# to migrate your number to mPulse.
  • There will be 10 spelling questions. Each question will have the definition of the word and the origin of the word. When you click the Play button, an audio of the word will be played to you. You have 20 seconds to answer each question so speed and accuracy are really key here.
  • As soon as you complete the test, you will get your result. From there you can see which words you spelt correctly and the correct spellings of the ones you didn’t get.
  • Note that you can only take the quiz in one sitting, so make sure to put in your best and have no distractions.
 

I have participated in the 1st Round, what next?

First of all, well done on completing the first round. We will review the scores of all participants and if you are among the top 1,000 students with the highest scores, you will be invited to the 2nd round of the competition. Otherwise, you won’t receive any further communication from us.

 

Guess what, I made it to the 2nd round, how do I participate in this round?

Whoop! Whoop!! Congratulations on making it to the top 1,000. This is a great feat and you should be super-proud of yourself. You will participate in this round in the same way you did the first. But you need to use the same student login you used for the first round, otherwise you won’t be able to participate in the 2nd round.

However, for this round, there will be 20 spelling questions. Each question will have the definition of the word and origin of the word. When you click the Play button, an audio of the word will be played to you. You have 15 seconds to answer each question so speed and accuracy are very important here, and you can only take the quiz once. Also, expect tougher words than the ones you got in the first round.

 

Wait a minute! I got the same score as my friend but they were invited to the 2nd round while I wasn’t.

Yes, this can happen. We will be selecting the top 1,000 students with highest scores based on earliest time achieved. Thus, if your friend completed the quiz before you, even though you got the same score, they will rank ahead of you because they submitted first. So make sure you take the quiz as early as possible because it’s first come first ….shortlisted ????

It is also possible that we found out that you took the quiz more than once using a different number, or found cheating in another way. This will automatically disqualify you from the competition.

 

Okay. I have taken the 2nd round quiz & I’m keeping my fingers crossed. What’s next?

If you are among the top 20 students with highest scores, we will ask you to send us your official birth certificate or other official documents that can verify your age like: International Passport, NIMC card, etc. Otherwise, there will be no communication from us.

 

Alright. I was contacted to send my official document and I have done that. So what’s next?

If your age is verified, you will be invited for the grand finale for a chance to win a whooping N2,000,000 and other amazing prizes. How cool is that?

 

Really cool. I’m so glad to have made it this far. How do I prepare for the grand finale?

Apart from feeling like a super-fly spelling whiz (as you should, you’ve earned it!), you should start getting familiar with using Zoom as the grand finale will be done live using this platform. Ask your mum, dad or anyone you know who is familiar with the tool to help you practice. Then practice tougher spelling words, because this round will be much tougher than the first 2 rounds.

 

Hmmm…. So what should I expect in the grand finale?

Are those jitters we hear? You shouldn’t be jittery…you’ve already scaled the first 2 rounds like they were nothing. You have practiced well. You’ve got this!

The grand finale will be in a round-robin elimination format. You will each be asked to spell different words one after the other. The quiz master will call out each word with the definition, part of speech it belongs to and sentence example. Each student will be given a specific amount of time to spell out the word after that. An incorrect spelling by a student eliminates the student from the competition. This will continue until we have the last student standing who will be declared the winner of the competition.

The grand finale may last several hours, so eat and sleep well before then. There will also be break times to allow students stretch. The device camera of each student who is still in the competition is expected to be on throughout the grand finale.

 

I didn’t make it to the grand finale, can I still watch the proceedings?

Oh yes, you can. The grand finale will be broadcasted live on the mPulse website. You will be able to stream the proceedings, cheer your friend(s) or sibling(s) who are participating on, and also win audience prizes. Details will be on the mPulse website so watch out for that.

Have any other question you need answered? Shoot us an email at mtn.mpulse@mtn.com. Goodluck & all the best!

 

AfriEdu Team 

 

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