Bhubaneswar: The HDFC Life Spell Bee competition will enter its fourth season this year in a bigger and better avatar adding seven new cities to the existing 32.

It may be noted that India Spells 2012, the Indian counterpart of the Scripps Spelling Bee competition of the USA will reach out to over 3 lakh students from Class 5th to Class 9th across the country.

Executive Vice-president Sanjay Tripathy said to make entry easier for applicants, the competition has gone in for online registration this year with a web site www.spellbeeindia.in. Students from Bhubaneswar can register their name on the website and appear for the online test.