The international language company "Skrivanek Baltic" is one of the bigger language service providers in Latvia. "Skrivanek Baltic" is a part of the international company "Skrivanek grupa" that provides qualitative translations and language training. On 14 May 2013, for the first time in Latvia, the company organised an English language competition for high school students "VārdZinis" (WordMaster) that is globally known as a "Spelling Bee" and has become especially traditional and popular in the US and other countries of the world.
The idea of the contest – to compete against one’s peers by proving one’s knowledge of the English orthography and literary pronunciation: providing an exact spelling of a given word. These contests are the most popular in the English speaking countries where they take place in the native language. In countries where English is not the native language, they become competitions of English proficiency. Not only schools support the participants of the contest but also their parents, relatives and friends, thereby facilitating the further development of the pupils’ language skills and their education.