Spellebrity Video Contest

Students who enter the Spellebrity Video Contest, presented by Kindle,  can earn exciting prizes, including a Kindle Paperwhite and an expenses-paid trip to the Bee!

Want to learn more? Visit spellebrity.com for the official rules and resources to help your student create a buzzword video about reading.

Each member of the 10 Semifinalist teams will receive:

  • a Kindle Paperwhite.

Each member of the 5 Finalist teams will receives:

  • an expenses-paid trip to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, including
    • economy-class airfare or train fare for each team member and a parent/guardian,
    • one standard hotel room at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center,
    • a $400 gift card to defray travel and meal expenses, and
    • complimentary tickets for each team members and a parent/guardian for the Memorial Day Barbecue, a Bee-organized tour of Washington, D.C., and the Awards Banquet.

Each member of the Champion team will receive:

  • a $1,000 cash award, and
  • a trophy.

Bee Week 2017

Five Finalist teams will get the opportunity to experience the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., and present their videos to the national spelling bee finalists. What can they expect from Bee Week 2017?


Sunday, May 28 - Finalist team members will arrive on Sunday with the spellers and their families. Tuesday, May 30 - Spellers gather for the Spellebrity Video Contest Premiere to meet the filmmakers, view their videos and ask questions. Wednesday, May 31 - Spellers have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video. Thursday, June 1 - Speller votes are tallied, and the Champion team is announced before the evening portion of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals.