2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee


This year, 281 spellers will compete for the title of 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion.

Competition Schedule


Computer-Based Test (Preliminaries)

Tuesday, May 28
Various times throughout the morning.


Round Two (Preliminaries)

Wednesday, May 29
8:00 – 11:45 a.m. EDT
Watch Live on ESPN3 l Play Along


Round Three (Preliminaries)

Wednesday, May 29
1:15 – 4:45 p.m. EDT
Watch Live on ESPN3 l Play Along

The Announcement of Semifinalists will immediately follow the conclusion of Round Three and will be broadcast live on ESPN3.


Computer-Based Test (Semifinals)

Wednesday, May 29
7:00 – 7:45 p.m. EDT


Semifinals

Thursday, May 30
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Watch live on ESPN2 l Play Along

 

The Announcement of Championship Finalists will immediately follow the conclusion of Round Six and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.


Championship Finals

Thursday, May 30 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EDT
Watch live on ESPN l Play Along

 

An infographic of the complete competition is available for review, as are the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest Rules.