Ready, set, spell! Yes, it’s that time of year again, so here in Today FM we're absolutely buzzing for the Eason Spelling Bee, 2018. 

Alison Curtis is our busy bee for the competition again this year and she will be reporting back and hosting each of the provincial finals, as well as the All Ireland final from the capital, in June. 

Over the years, the competition has helped school children gain a greater appreciation of words in a fun and educational way. This year saw entries from over 900 schools around the nation - so the competition has never been tougher. Now in its 8th year, the Eason Spelling Bee is a super incentive for school children to get into reading… and there are some super prizes on offer.

The All-Ireland winning school will receive a collection of books for their library to the value of €7,500 and the winner themselves will be awarded a goodie package full of books worth €500 and the prestigious title of the 2018 Eason Spelling Bee champion.

You can check in here for updates and video footage as the provincials progress, so stay tuned for some laughs, loads of craic and some seriously clever kids. 

You can also keep abuzz with all the 2018 Spelling Bee news as it happens, on  www.easons.com/spellingbee and @easons #EasonSpellingBee