Decisions were made by the spell of match for the first time
Both were tied in the final round. After this, for the first time, the judges decided to have a 90-second spell off. In this, both were asked to spell as many words as possible in 90 seconds. The condition was that the one who spells the most words in 90 seconds would be chosen as the winner of the competition. In this challenge, Harini spelled 22 words correctly. Vikram Raju could spell only 15 words correctly. After this Harini was declared the winner of ‘Spelling Bee’ 2022. For the first time in this competition the winner was selected in a spell off.
38.80 lakh won in the prize. reward of
Harini received a reward of $ 50,000 (about Rs 38.80 lakh) and Vikram Raju, 12, of Denver, received a reward of $25,000 (Rs 19.40 lakh). In the year 2020, this competition was canceled due to Corona, while in 2021 it was made online. Harini loves creative writing and plans to publish a book in high school. Apart from learning words, she enjoys playing the piano, recorder and guitar.