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Zac Cheng has claimed the 2023 PM's Spelling Bee championship title, the 2022 defending champ taking out the Years 7-8 Red level category for the second time.                     Picture: David Caird

PM’s Spelling Bee champs named

After nearly 60,000 student registrations, three exciting rounds and every state and territory in Australia getting busy with their ABCs, it’s time to meet the 2023 PM’s Spelling Bee champions

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CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: The three national winners of the 2022 Prime Minister's Spelling Bee meet with  the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at Parliament House in Canberra. Ozi Egesi with the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Martin Ollman

Top tips from Bee super spellers

As the final week of Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee school round gets underway, the hive is really humming with over 50,000 Australian students already registered to spell their way to success

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese pictured with Year 6  Students at  Marrickville Public School, who participated in the 2022 Prime MinisterÕs Spelling Bee and are gearing up for 2023

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PM’s bold a-m-b-i-t-i-o-n-s for Bee

The third annual Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee starts on Monday as Mr Albanese shares hopes of a record number of Aussie kids taking part to ‘open up opportunity’ in our fast-changing digital world

TOPSHOT - This photograph shows the prestigious Champs-Elysees Avenue, transformed into a giant classroom hosting participants, as they attempt to beat the record of the "World's Biggest Dictation" in Paris on June 4, 2023. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP)

Paris’ Champs-Elysees spellathon

France’s historic capital Paris is known as the City of Light but it is also famously a city of literature and letters, now including hosting a world-record attempt at a mass spellathon event

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Girls vocab and spelling is better than boys. (for Kids News Spelling bee - network yarn). Port Melbourne Primary School students Jun Chea (9), Quincie Cracknell (8), Jacob Savva (9) and Ruby Miller (9). Picture: Jake Nowakowski

Language gap gendered to the letter

Boys and girls write about different things and have distinct vocabularies, as an analysis of 150,000 writing samples builds a picture of why girls are better spellers than boys at all year levels

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison hosts the winners of the Prime Minister's Spelling Bee competition Arielle Wong, 10 (year 3,4 winner), Theekshitha Karthik, 12 (year 5,6 winner), Evan Luc-Tran, 13 (year 7,8 winner) and presents them with their trophies at Parliament House on November 29, 2021. Picture: Adam Taylor

Spelling Bee champs blitz PM

Third time proved a charm for winners of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee, who finally met the man himself after several Covid cancellations – and Kids News was there

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2021 Prime Minister's Spelling Bee - artwork to announce state/territory winners. For Kids News

State and territory winners announced

Congratulations to all the students who competed in the State/Territory Finals of the Spelling Bee, and especially to the super spellers who will progress to the National Final. See their names here

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KIDS NEWS: Prime Minister's Spelling Bee - Coraline Cook scored 30/30 in the school round of the Bee, level Green, Yrs 3-4. Picture: supplied.

Meet the Bee’s perfect score kids

As top scoring students nationally advance to the state and territory round, Kids News speaks to 10 of Australia’s perfect score kids. Discover their spelling secrets and how they are tackling the next stage of the competition.