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The 2012 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee descends into Seattle for the first time! Seattle winners

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July 16, 2012 - The 2012 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee (
continued its 11 city tour this past weekend with the Seattle Regional - a new
city added to the roster in 2012.

With a fantastic turnout, the bee attracted some top talent as well as young and
new spellers that competed for the coveted prizes and titles.

"We were excited to bring the Bee to Seattle and look forward to more talent
from the area", said Rahul Walia, Founder - South Asian Spelling Bee.

In Seattle, Suvansh Sanjeev from Bellevue, WA was the regional champ and Anushka
Nair from Lake Oswego, OR was the first runner up while Nikhilesh Kumar from
Gold River, CA was second runner up.

"As the title sponsor of the Spelling Bee for the fourth consecutive year,
MetLife congratulates all of the families who participated in this year''s
event. It was great to have such talented children participate and to share
information with the parents about how they can prepare for the rising cost of
college," said Jeremy Taylor, CFP, Financial Planner, with the Financial
Planning Division, An Office of MetLife, in Bellevue, WA.

The winners received cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200 respectively.
Children up to 14 years of age are eligible to participate and the contest saw
spellers of even 6 years of age compete and make it past a few rounds. In the
Seattle contest we had a 4.5 year old competing as well.

There are 4 more cities on the anvil and for more information and to register
your child, please visit The top two winners plus
one parent each from every city will be given an all expenses paid trip to NJ on
August 17 for the FINALS. The contest will be telecast globally on Sony
Entertainment Television-ASIA.

Find us on Facebook at South Asian Spelling Bee and you can follow us on our
Twitter handle at Spell South Asian.

To reserve your FREE passes to the Finals, please log on to and fill in your details.

About Touchdown Media Inc.:

Touchdown Media Inc. is a specialized South Asian advertising and promotions
firm based in New Jersey. Now in its 9th successful year, Touchdown has helped
clients- both mainstream and otherwise, reach out to the lucrative South Asian
market, Touchdown Media represents more than 35 years of collective experience
in this niche market. As a full service ad firm, Touchdown has helped many
clients achieve their media and marketing goals within the South Asian Diaspora
in the US.

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