De Schrijfwijzen

The grand finale of a large-scale dictation competition

INFO & CLIENT

De Schrijfwijzen is a collaboration between De Standaard, NRC Handelsblad, Creatief Schrijven and all Flemish libraries, together with CityCubes

LOCATION

Royal Belgian Library, Brussels

CATEGORY

Event

DATE

23 October 2021

REACH

200 finalists

BRIEFING

De Standaard organized this year’s De Schrijfwijzen, a large-scale dictation. 70 libraries invited hundreds of candidates to show their spelling bee skills. In the end, the 200 best canidates of the preliminary rounds in the libraries and the online rounds were invited to a dazzling final dictation. And this is where we stepped up our game.

WHAT WE HAVE DONE

Our job? To turn this exciting final into a spectacle. And what better place to do this than the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels! Straightaway, the participants were completely immersed in the atmosphere books, words and Het Groot Dictee Heruitgevonden. With special guest Sofie Lemaire, the day was filled with laughter and linguistics.

THE RESULT

200 finalists, 1 winner, 0 spelling mistakes