The Scripps National Spelling Bee was first broadcast on network television in 1946.
Bee Week 2016 will take place May 22–May 27, 2016. The onstage rounds of competition take place May 25 and 26, 2016, in the Maryland Ballroom within the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
Admission to the onstage rounds of the 2016 Bee on May 25 and 26, 2016, are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visit www.spellingbee.com beginning May 1, 2016, for details about the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.