Contest Rules Now Available

What's new for the 90th national spelling bee? Read the Contest Rules of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee to find out (or take a look at this handy FAQ for the most buzzworthy changes)!

Don't forget to mark your calendars: The Bee will air live from the Gaylord National near Washington, D.C., on May 31 and June 1.


Meet the Spellebrity Video Contest Finalists!

During National Reading Month, you voted for your favorite team at spellebrity.com, and now the top five teams will travel to Washington, D.C. for Bee Week 2017. Did your favorite team make it through to the Finals? Watch all five Finalist videos on the Bee's YouTube page.

Thank you, teachers and administrators!

This fall, thousands of schools across the country enrolled in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. Now these school champions will compete in local area spelling bees in communities just like yours!

Follow Their Journeys

Start Your Journey Today


Feed Me Words

Order Your Copy of the Bee's New Book

Developed in partnership with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Feed Me Words is a collection of forty bite-size word puzzles, spelling quizzes, and vocabulary-filled stories. This book for young readers is perfect for sharing at snack time or around the dinner table.

Learn More

About the Bee


Since 1925, children across America have participated in school, local and regional bees with the singular hope of making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. This year, 11 million students will join in the experience.

Winning Words

Every year, one speller is crowned champion. How well do you know their winning words?


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