We’ve had spelling bees for a long time. Other than adding new words and such, they haven’t really changed too much. Let’s make things a bit more interesting. How about a spelling correction bee?
Think about it, a contestant would be given a misspelled word. They would have to recognize what word it was supposed to be, and how that word was correctly spelled.
Seems like that would be a significant variation on the spelling theme, requiring a different set of skills. Modernly, those skills may even be more useful than standard spelling (though I still maintain that knowledge of spelling is still necessary in the modern era of spellcheck and auto correct). At least, it seems like it would be an interesting bee.
I mean for other people, by the way. I certainly woudn’t want to do it.