Be part of their journey.

Every year, we watch in awe as spellers take the stage and spell their words confidently and calmly. We recognize the determined look in their eye or the nervous tilt of their head, and we are there cheering them on with every letter they say.

Inspire

Discover

Join

At the heart of every speller is a champion.

Watch the drama unfold.

Test your knowledge.

Our spellers share a passion for language, competition and hard work. Most importantly, they share an experience they will never forget. 

Be part of their journey from the beginning, as spellers start in classrooms across America and make their way to our nation's capital.

The spellers that make it to the national stage in Washington, D.C., have put in hours of hard work and studying. Play along to test your spelling and vocabulary knowledge.

2018 champion, Karthik Nemmani

Read about our 2018 Champion

Karthik Nemmani, 14, of McKinney, Texas, took home the trophy at the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Learn More

Share Your Story With Us

Whether you competed in a classroom, on stage, or simply just cheered spellers on, we want to hear your story. Tell us about your most memorable experience as a speller, or a fan, and see your story featured here or on social media.

Meet the 2017 National Finalists

Millions of spellers have been part of the Scripps Spelling Bee, from local classrooms to that national stage. Here are just a few of their stories.

Join the Bee's official book club!

Here at the Scripps National Spelling Bee we know that great readers make great spellers. To help get every student excited about reading, we've created the Bee's Bookshelf, a monthly book club for readers of all ages! Learn more about this new endeavor and find out which book we'll read together this month.