Prizes


For the Champion:

  • From Scripps, a $30,000 cash prize and the Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved trophy

  • From Merriam-Webster, a $2,500 U.S. savings bond and a complete reference library

  • From Encyclopædia Britannica, $2,000 of reference works including the Britannica Global Edition, 2013 Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD-ROM, and a three year membership to Britannica Online Premium

For the Champion's School and Sponsor:

  • From Scripps, Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved plaques

For the Championship Finalists:

For All Spellers:

  • From Scripps:

    • Participated only in the Preliminaries: $100 VISA gift card

    • Participated in the Semifinals but not in the Championship Finals: $500 VISA gift card

    • Misspell in the first round of the Championship Finals to seventh place: $1,500

    • Sixth Place: $2,000

    • Fifth Place: $2,500

    • Fourth Place: $3,000

    • Third Place: $7,500

    • Second Place: $12,500

Spellers who are eliminated from the competition in the same round are assigned the same rank (place). If Bee officials declare co-champions, each co-champion will receive a $30,000 first place cash prize. Cash prizes for Championship Finalist spellers who are tied for places other than first place will be determined in accordance with the method described in this example: If three spellers are tied for fourth place, the cash prize for these three spellers will be determined by adding the prize amounts for fourth, fifth and sixth place and dividing by three (the number of spellers tied for fourth place).

 


 

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Merriam-Webster