Scripps National Spelling Bee
THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE RETURNS THIS SUMMER
The Scripps National Spelling Bee returns this year with top spellers from across the U.S. and the globe gathering near Orlando, Florida, on July 8 to compete in the nationally televised event.
The final rounds of this year’s Bee will be hosted in person at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The finals, featuring 10-12 accomplished spellers, will be broadcast live in primetime on ESPN2.
The 10 to 12 finalists who will travel to Orlando will have earned the right to compete in the finals by advancing through three levels of virtual competition: the preliminary, quarterfinal and semifinal segments. .
Available to teachers at enrolled schools, the Bee's new online testing platform will allow you to administer your school spelling bee program virtually through online exams.
This new platform ensures your school can host a school spelling bee and name a school champion under any foreseeable condition, whether your students are learning in the classroom or virtually from home.
Did you know? Your child can study for a district, county or regional spelling bee with the Word Club app!
Play in-app spelling and vocabulary games with all the words in the 2021 Words of the Champions study list.
How Does Your Student Compete?
Through Your Local Sponsor's Program
Organizations across the country sponsor local area spelling bee programs that feed into the national finals. Now that regional spelling bee season is upon us, learn details about the spelling bee program in your area.
Throughout February and March, spellers will compete in local area spelling bees for the chance to qualify for the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee.