is the next spelling bee champion from your community?

It's Regional Spelling Bee season! Throughout February and March, the Bee's Regional Partners will host competitions across the country that will determine which spellers from their local areas will compete in the National Competition.

2023 Champion Dev Shah

meet our regional partners

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regional partners give students in their communities the chance to compete in the Bee!

The Bee program begins with millions of students in schools across the country. Our Regional Partners provide these students with the pathway to compete, from the classroom level all the way to the National Competition. They play a large role in our mission of illuminating pathways to lifelong curiosity, celebrating academic achievement and enriching communities.

Scripps Cup trophy on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

get ready for bee week!

Bee Week 2024 will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. On May 26, more than 200 spellers from across the country and around the world will arrive in the Washington, D.C., area. For these spellers, Bee Week will include much more than three days of nationally-televised competition.

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join the Bee's official book club!

This month, the Bee's Bookshelf selection is No One Leaves the Castle by Christopher Healy. The Brothers Grimm meets Knives Out in this unexpected, hilarious, and wholly original fantasy-murder-mystery....

about the bee

Since 1925, children across America have participated in classroom, school and regional spelling bees with the hope of making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


Historical Spelling Bee images

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did you know your students can learn while they play?

Your students can play spelling and vocabulary games with all 450 words from the 2024 School Spelling Bee Study List for free!