To participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program, a city or county must have a Bee-authorized official sponsor. A sponsor may be a business, community organization, college or university willing to organize a bee program open to all schools in the designated area and to send the area's champion the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The responsibilities of an official sponsor include the following:
In some areas, sponsorship responsibilities are shared by two or more co-sponsors.
To inquire about whether there is a Bee-authorized official sponsor in your area, please contact us.