Third place gets $20,000, fourth gets $10,000, fifth gets $5,000, and sixth will receive $2,500. "It was a dream come true".
The 16 spellers who have advanced to the evening rounds pose for a group picture after Round 8 of the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center May 31, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Through RSVBee, spellers could qualify for the National Bee if did not win their state or regional bees but either won their school bee or had previously competed on the national stage.
The past 13 champions and 18 of the last 22 have been Indian-American, and that trend could easily continue. The winning word was "koinonia".
According to his father Krishna, he was able to spell "horse" at the age of 3 and won his first spelling bee at 4.
While Vinay beat out almost 300 contestants for the top prize in 2017, this year's competition allowed for a record 516 children to show off their spelling abilities-all thanks to a new program, dubbed RSVBee. He takes home more than $42,000 in cash and prizes.
There were a total of 516 children who qualified for the nationals this year.
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The stress of competing against the dictionary was etched on many spellers' faces as they took their turn at the microphone and in front of the television cameras.
"I wouldn't say it was revenge", he said.
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In doing so, the 14-year-old emerged the top speller from a record-shattering 515 contestants at the national bee, compared with 291 last year, after organisers expanded eligibility.
"She was just as graceful as she could be", bee program manager Corrie Loeffler said. The report found "beautiful" was the most-searched word for 11 different states, including Utah.
Atman correctly spelled cantico in round two and vitascope in round three.
Bautista spelled her words correctly in rounds two and three, "clogwyn" and "wrangler", but her score in the preliminaries was not high enough to make the finals.