2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

This year, 285 spellers will compete for the title of 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion.

Competition Schedule


The Preliminaries Test 

Tuesday, May 26
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT

All spellers take the Preliminaries Test together in the Maryland Ballroom.


Round Two (Preliminaries)

Wednesday, May 27
8:00 – 11:45 a.m. EDT


Round Three (Preliminaries)

Wednesday, May 27
1:15 – 4:45 p.m. EDT

The Announcement of Semifinalists will immediately follow the conclusion of Round Three and will be broadcast live on ESPN3.


The Semifinals Test

Wednesday, May 27
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT


Semifinals

Thursday, May 28
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

The Announcement of Championship Finalists will immediately follow the conclusion of Round Six and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.


Championship Finals

Thursday, May 28 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EDT