The Scripps National Spelling Bee welcomes applications from parents of students attending a school currently enrolled in the Bee program who won that school’s spelling bee (in 2017-2018 school year) or who formerly participated in the National Finals, including all students who traveled to Bee Week to compete – not just spellers who made it to the Thursday Finals.

Parents of interested students must complete the full application. If invited to compete based on the successful completion of the eligibility requirements, the student’s family must pay an entry fee and is responsible for all accommodations and travel to/from Oxon Hill, Maryland, the location of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee.