What's new for the 90th national spelling bee? Read the Contest Rules of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee to find out.
We've also put together this handy FAQ to highlight a few of the notable changes for 2017.
What do our Spellebrities receive for being such first-class spellers? Here's what all spellers, our Finalists and the Champion can expect to receive!
For All Spellers
From Kindle: a Kindle Paperwhite
From Merriam-Webster: a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online
From Mr. Jay Sugarman: the Samuel Lewis Sugarman Award — a 2017 United States Mint Proof Set presented in honor of his father
From Encyclopædia Britannica: a one-year membership to Britannica Online Premium
For the Finalists
A medal from the Scripps National Spelling Bee
|Misspell in Rounds 4 through 6||$500 gift card|
|Misspell in Round 7 through to 7th Place||$2,000|
For the Champion
From Scripps: a $40,000 cash prize and 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 and Ryan
which airs weekday mornings in national syndication.
a trip to Hollywood for the Champion to appear on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
which airs weeknights at 11:35|10:35c (pending availability).
For the Champion's School and Sponsor
From Scripps: Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved plaques