Prizes

For the Champion:

  • From Scripps: a $40,000 cash prize and the Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved trophy

  • From Merriam-Webster: a $2,500 U.S. savings bond and a complete reference library

  • From Encyclopædia Britannica: $400 of reference works including a 1768 Encyclopædia Britannica Replica Set Deluxe Edition and a three-year membership to Britannica Online Premium

  • PLUS: A trip to New York City for the Champion to appear on LIVE with Kelly

For the Champion's School and Sponsor:

  • From Scripps: Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved plaques

For the Finalists:

  • A medal from the Scripps National Spelling Bee

  • Cash prizes:*
    • Misspell in Rounds 4 through 6: $500 gift card
    • Misspell in Round 7 to 7th place: $2,000
    • 6th Place: $2,500
    • 5th Place: $5,000
    • 4th Place: $10,000
    • 3rd Place: $20,000
    • 2nd Place: $30,000

All Spellers:

  • From Kindle: a Kindle Paperwhite and a commemorative cover

 

*Spellers who are eliminated from the competition in the same round are assigned the same rank (place). If Bee officials declare Co-Champions, each Co-Champion will receive a $40,000 first place cash prize.


 

Kindle

 Merriam-Webster
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