Photo courtesy of University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Get to Know Our National Finalists!

Through February and March, our local sponsors conducted regional spelling bees, and now we know which spelling bee champs will join us in Washington, D.C. Who's coming to Bee Week from your area? Read some of the local news coverage to find out. Photo courtesy of University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Learn more about our 2018 national finalists

2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Bee Week 2018 will take place from May 27 to June 1 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, with the Finals occurring at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.

In addition to our champion spellers and their families who will travel to National Harbor, Maryland, for Bee Week, we have lots of fans who plan to be there, too. Here are some quick answers to the most common questions.

Ready for Bee Week?


Join the Bee's official book club!

Here at the Scripps National Spelling Bee we know that great readers make great spellers. To help get every student excited about reading, we've created the Bee's Bookshelf, a monthly book club for readers of all ages! Learn more about this new endeavor and find out which book we'll read together this month.

Take the Test

To earn their places in the Finals, spellers had to tackle a spelling and vocabulary test and two rounds of onstage spelling. Think you have what it takes to orthographize with the best of the best? Prove your skills by going up against the 2017 Preliminaries Test, and see how you measure up!

Take the Test

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