Next Tuesday, 21st March 2017, Dublin will play host to Europe’s first Emoji Spelling Bee.
The tournament-style translation competition will see contestants propose emoji versions of popular phrases, people, places or concepts.
Each round contestants will be presented with at least one idiom, aphorism, parable, or phrase in English.
To progress to the next round, contestants must have their proposed “spelling” of that particular prompt selected by a panel of judges featuring Irish comedians Bláithín de Burca and Ruth O'Kelly Hunter.
After several rounds and a final head-to-head contest, one sole winner will be declared Europe’s first Emoji Champion!
Speaking ahead of the event, organiser Keith Broni explains that the Spelling Bee "will celebrate the pleasure and creativity that emoji's can bring to the fore".
The Emoji-based competition starts at 7pm on Tuesday 21st March 2017 at the Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin.
Tickets to the Spelling Bee are free and available via NudgeMoji.com. Prizes have yet to be confirmed but will be announced in advance of the contest’s start date.