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.

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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!

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Share Your Story With Us

Whether you competed in a classroom, on stage, or simply just cheered spellers on, we want to hear your story. Tell us about your most memorable experience as a speller, or a fan, and see your story featured on spellingbee.com.

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