The participation fee is for resources utilized in the administration of Bee Week and the National Finals. It includes two tickets for both the Memorial Day Barbecue and the Awards Banquet; a swag bag of items including a t-shirt, promotional items and a Bee Keeper, the official autograph book of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Upon delivery of an official invitation, spellers’ families will have one week to confirm plans to attend and submit the fee of $750.
When will the Scripps National Spelling Bee determine which applicants receive invitations and send out official invitations?
The Bee will email invitations to accepted applicants on Monday, March 26.
We will issue no more than 225 invitations. If we receive 225 or fewer applications, all applicants will receive invitations. If there are 226 or more applications, we will base invitation decisions on a point system.
For school spelling bee champions, the following point values will apply:
What if I apply for my child and then he/she wins the local regional bee - the one in my community that determines who gets a sponsored trip to the National Finals?
Applying for RSVBee does not exclude your child from competing in a regional bee competition.
The deadline to apply for RSVBee is March 23, 2018.
Visit spellingbee.com/rsvbee and complete the application on behalf of the student.
There is no fee to apply. There is a $750 participation fee for those whose applications are approved and who confirm their intention for their child to participate in the National Finals.
Yes, you can apply for your student as long as your child is the current (2017-2018 school year) declared champion of your home school spelling bee program. Check to see if your school is enrolled.
School enrollment in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program is a requirement. Check to see if your school is enrolled.
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.