ODACS Competition Rules

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Important Note:  ODACS has a new rule, effective in 2018, governing when a second place entry at regionals may advance to the State Competition.

New Second Place Rule

Rules for 2016-2020

Understanding the rules is the first step toward success in ODACS competition.  Use the links at left to view rules governing ODACS Competition for 2016-2020.  ODACS member schools may contact the ODACS office for information about purchasing either digital or print editions of the complete competition manual.

Summary of Rules Changes for 2021-2025 - Coming soon!

General Information for Levels I, II, and III

Disqualifications and Point Deductions

Order Form for Competition Manual


Spelling Bee Information for ODACS Competition

Spelling Information on the AACS Web Site

Spelling Lists at www.thespellingchamp.com

Elementary Spelling Study List for 2020-2021

Important Note - The current ODACS Elementary Spelling Study List may not be the same as the current list published by AACS.


ODACS 5-year Calendar