In general, the Bee will not render opinions on eligibility unless the question pertains directly to a student who qualifies for the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. If there are steps you can take now to preclude ineligibility, take those steps.

If your student has qualified for the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee and has eligibility concerns, the student's parents should promptly contact the national office.

You may access a complete list of our eligibility requirements on our website.