QUINNESEC - Officials of the CBC Bible Bee have announced the beginning of the 2013 Bible Bee season.
Contestant registration runs through May 31, and official contest materials will be released on June 1. Every contestant will receive a Bible, scripture memory cards, inductive Bible study curriculum, a T-shirt and more as part of registration. The CBC Bible Bee will be holding monthly fun family activities in preparation for the local contest which will be held on Aug. 24 at the Community Bible Chapel in Norway.
"This exciting competition brings your whole family together to learn more about God's Word - you'll be surprised at how much you can learn and memorize in just one summer. Not only that, there are fun activities and great prizes for all ages," according to organizers.
The Shelby Kennedy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the spiritual growth of the entire family through Bible study, scripture memorization and prayer, launched the National Bible Bee in 2009. The competition challenges youth from ages 7 to 18 years in Bible knowledge and memorization first at local contests held around the country at the end of August, and then at a national competition held in November for the top scoring 360 contestants from across the nation.
The winners of the National Bible Bee Competition are awarded $260,000 in cash prizes, as well as other awards. In addition to the exciting competition, national contestants and their families enjoy a variety of family activity rooms, musical performers, guest speakers, a vendor hall and a formal banquet.
To leam more about the local and national Bible Bee and to register go to www.BibleBee.org