Can you answer my question about a specific eligibility concern?

In general, the Bee will not render opinions on eligibility unless the question pertains directly to a student who qualifies for the 2016 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 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee and has eligibility concerns, the student\'s parents should promptly contact the national office.


I am responsible for coordinating a district spelling bee. Is it okay to use the School Pronouncer Guide at my district bee?

Please contact your local spelling bee sponsor to obtain the 2016 District Pronouncer Guide.

The 2016 District Pronouncer Guide is intended for use by officials who are conducting an intermediate-level spelling bee. An intermediate-level spelling bee is a bee that takes place after a school bee but before a final local bee.