The Shelby Kennedy Foundation is excited to introduce the first annual National Bible Bee, a motivating Bible memory competition for children and youth from ages 7 to 18. The goal of the Bible Bee is to build godly character in young people by calling them back to the lost discipline of Scripture memorization. Most people are familiar with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where youth compete annually in the Nation's longest-running educational contest. While it is certainly beneficial for our children to commit the spelling of words to memory, imagine how much more life-changing it will be for them to memorize the Word of God!
Local Bible Bee Contests will be conducted throughout the United States on Saturday, September 12, 2009. One hundred finalists from each of three age categories will then advance to the National Bible Bee for a two-day, world-class competition which will be held in Washington D.C. on November 5-6, 2009.
Heritage Home Educators will be hosting a Local Contest on September 12, 2009 at Living Word Ministries in Burkesville, KY Interested contestants and their families may find out more about the Bible Bee Competition by visiting the Bible Bee website: www.biblebee. org. In order to learn more about this Local Contest being held nearby, contestants and their families may call Pam True at 270-433-5710 or send an e-mail inquiry to pambtrue@gmail. com
Official enrollment in the Bible Bee begins February 15, 2009 and is handled online at www.biblebee. org. An associated enrollment fee of $20 is collected, which covers the cost of a Bible Bee T-shirt and administrative costs associated with the National Contest. Enrollment closes on April 30, 2009.
The Bible Bee Competition will distribute more than $260,000 in prize money with $100,000 being awarded to the first-place winner of the top age bracket.
The long-term vision of Bible Bee Competition is to equip children and youth to be bold ambassadors for Jesus Christ to the next generation!