is the next spelling bee champion from your community?

It's Regional Spelling Bee season! Across the country, the Bee's Regional Partners are hosting competitions that will determine which spellers from their local areas will compete in the national competition.

2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion Harini Logan

meet our regional partners

Flying bee

regional partners give students in their communities the chance to compete in the Bee!

The Bee program begins with millions of students at schools across the country. In February and March, regional partners host Regional Spelling Bees and celebrate the champions who will advance to the national competition.


Our Regional Partners help us give students the words they need to shine their light on the world!

Scripps Cup trophy

get ready for bee week!

Bee Week 2023 will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. On May 28, more than 200 spellers from across the country and around the world will arrive in the Washington, D.C., area. For these spellers, Bee Week will include much more than three days of nationally-televised competition.

Bee's Bookshelf book club logo

did you know the Bee has an official book club?

This month, the Bee's Bookshelf selection is The In-Between by Katie Van Heidrich, a gripping memoir in verse about a young woman's precarious living situation with her family.

The In-Between book cover

about the bee

Since 1925, children across America have participated in classroom, school and regional spelling bees with the hope of making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


Historical Spelling Bee images

Smartphone screen with word club app icon

did you know your students can learn while they play?

Your students can play spelling and word meaning games with all 450 words from the 2023 School Spelling Bee Study List in the Word Club app for free!

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