Here\'s how it works

• Schools that enroll with the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee will automatically receive these Great American SpellCheck benefits through the log-in section of spellingbee.com:

• Great American SpellCheck grade-specific word lists and study sheets for grades 1–8,

• Great American SpellCheck pledge sheets,

• Great American SpellCheck test forms,

• Great American SpellCheck instructions, and

• Great American SpellCheck communication templates.

• At a time that your school determines (this fundraiser may be conducted at any point in the school year!), students study grade-specific word lists and collect pledges from family and friends for every word they spell correctly in the Great American SpellCheck.

• Students improve their spelling skills and your school enjoys the financial benefits!

 

Your school could easily raise $6,000.

• Elementary school with 320 students in grades 1–6

• 75 percent of students (240) collect pledges from family and friends averaging $25 per student = $6,000

Frequently Asked Questions

I did not receive an acknowledgment by email.

The most common reason for undeliverable email acknowledgments is a spam blocker. To avoid this issue in the future, please add bee@scripps.com to your email client's address book. In order to access your school's enrollment status and documentation, log in to spellingbee.com using the user name and password set during enrollment. If your school's status is ENROLLED, you will be able to access your receipt and all enrollment materials and benefits.

How can I pay for my enrollment using a check?

You are welcome to pay your school's enrollment fee via check. During the enrollment process, if you select our pay-by-check option you may print a custom invoice for your school. Please note that a $7.50 check handling fee will apply.

 

Upon receipt of your school's check, we will change your school's status from "awaiting payment" to "enrolled" and send an email confirmation.

 

School enrollment in the Bee for the 2022-2023 year begins August 22, 2022, at spellingbee.com.

When is the deadline for enrollment?

School enrollment in the Bee program for the 2022-2023 year begins August 22, 2022 at spellingbee.com. The per-school enrollment fee is $175 from August 22, 2022, through December 31, 2022 (this is the same per-school fee as last year).

 

Educators and school administrators may visit www.spellingbee.com beginning August 22, 2022, to enroll. We look forward to your school's participation!

 

There is incorrect information for my school.

We would be happy to update your school's record. Please provide us with the correct information by completing our service request form.

What do schools receive for enrolling?

Schools that enroll in the 2023 Bee program receive the following benefits:

 

Exclusive online access to the teachers-only section of spellingbee.com.

Official pronouncer guides for use in conducting classroom and school spelling bees.

The Great Words, Great Works reading list with all source books, organized by reading level.

Supplemental vocabulary materials for classroom and school levels.

Customizable certificates for your participants and school champion

Britannica Online for Kids: A one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids to award to a participant in your school's spelling bee program. If your school enrolls on or before September 30, your school receives TWO one-year subscriptions to Britannica Online for Kids.

Study Materials: The 4,000-word Words of the Champions study guide for school champions that includes the 450-word School Spelling Bee Study List.

 

Note: School enrollment begins August 22, 2022, at spellingbee.com. The per-school fee is $175 per school through December 31, 2022.

I need a receipt.

If your school is enrolled (if we have received your credit card or check payment), there is a receipt for your school located in the log-in section of spellingbee.com. To access your receipt follow these steps:

 

1. Visit https://secure.spellingbee.com/admin.

2. Enter your user name (email address) and password.

3. Select My Account from the left menu.

4. Click the gray Enrollment Receipt link across the top of the page.

 

The receipt is in PDF format. It can be downloaded and printed, if desired.

I cannot log in to the website.

If your school enrolled last year and you have lost your user name or password, use this form to retrieve them.

 

If your school did not enroll last year and you want to enroll your school for the 2022-2023 program year, visit spellingbee.com/enrollment-registration beginning August 22, 2022, to create an account with the Bee and enroll your school.

How do I obtain a user name and password for the website?

A teacher or administrator may visit spellingbee.com/enrollment-registration to create an account with the Bee and enroll their school. If you enrolled your school last year, you may use the same user name and password you created last year to enroll for the current school year.

 

We look forward to your school's participation!

Is there a sponsor for my area?

Enter your school's zip code here to see if there is a Bee-authorized sponsor in your area. Please note that local sponsors typically update their spelling bee program information after Labor Day each year. 

 

Can I try to secure a sponsor for my area?

If you know of a business or community organization interested in becoming a sponsor, please have a representative contact us by completing our service request form here: www.spellingbee.com/contact.

 

A sponsor is a business, community organization, college or university willing to organize and pay for a spelling bee program open to all schools in the designated area and to send the area's champion to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

 

A no-frills local spelling bee program costs approximately $5,000 annually. The responsibilities of an official sponsor include the following:

 

-Organizing a final local spelling bee for the entire sponsored area

-Serving as the principal spelling bee contact for the sponsored area

-Recruiting a pronouncer, judges, officials and other volunteers for the final local spelling bee

-Securing a venue for the final local spelling bee

-Paying for a portion of the local champion's trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

-Paying an annual sponsorship fee

 

In some areas, sponsorship responsibilities are shared by two or more co-sponsors.

What is involved in becoming a sponsor?

A sponsor is a business, community organization, college or university willing to organize and pay for a spelling bee program open to all schools in the designated area and to send the area's champion to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

 

A no-frills local spelling bee program costs about $5,000 annually. The responsibilities of an official sponsor include the following:

 

-Organizing a final local spelling bee for the entire sponsored area

-Serving as the principal spelling bee contact for the sponsored area

-Recruiting a pronouncer, judges, officials and other volunteers for the final local spelling bee

-Securing a venue for the final local spelling bee

-Paying for a portion of the local champion's trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

-Paying an annual sponsorship fee

 

In some areas, sponsorship responsibilities are shared by two or more co-sponsors.

 

If you know of a business or community organization interested in becoming a sponsor, please have a representative contact us by completing our service request form here: www.spellingbee.com/contact.

Can I correct an error in the information for my school?

Absolutely! If there is an error in the information for your school, please ask us to correct it by completing our service request form at spellingbee.com/contact.

I made an error on the enrollment record for my school. Can it be corrected?

Yes: Please contact us by completing our service request form at spellingbee.com/contact.

I did not receive an email confirmation of my enrollment.

A spam blocker on your local system may be the culprit. Please log into spellingbee.com with the user name and password you set during enrollment. All information in the enrollment acknowledgment email is also included in the teachers-only section of spellingbee.com.

How do I obtain pronouncer guides for use in conducting classroom and school bees?

Enrolled schools have access to the Classroom Pronouncer Guide (for use in conducting classroom or grade-level bees) and the School Pronouncer Guide (for use in conducting a school-wide spelling bee) as a benefit of enrollment.

 

If your school enrolls in the 2023 Bee program, you will receive access to the 2023 Classroom Pronouncer Guide and the 2023 School Pronouncer Guide beginning August 22, 2022, when you log into spellingbee.com.

How do I obtain a receipt for my enrollment fee?

Once your school is enrolled, you may log into spellingbee.com to obtain a copy of your school's receipt. You may access your receipt by selecting My Account from the left menu and then clicking Enrollment Receipt (in gray text) from the top of the page. The receipt is in PDF format. 

How do I obtain the School Pronouncer Guide?

Enrolled schools have access to the 2023 Classroom Pronouncer Guide (for use in conducting classroom or grade-level bees) and the 2023 School Pronouncer Guide (for use in conducting a school-wide spelling bee) as a benefit of enrollment.

 

School enrollment in the Bee begins August 22, 2022, at spellingbee.com. The per-school enrollment fee is $175 from August 22 through December 31, 2022. If your school enrolls in the 2023 Bee program, use your user name and password to access the guides in the log-in section of spellingbee.com.

I cannot open the School Pronouncer Guide in the log-in section

You need to install the most recent version of Adobe Reader on your computer to view and print the Classroom Pronouncer Guide and the School Pronouncer Guide. Adobe Reader is available free here.

I am responsible for coordinating a district spelling bee. Is it okay to use the School Pronouncer Guide at my district bee?

Please contact your local spelling bee sponsor beginning October 31, 2022, to obtain the 2023 District Pronouncer Guide.

 

The 2023 District Pronouncer Guide is intended for use by officials who are conducting an intermediate-level spelling bee. An intermediate-level spelling bee is a bee that takes place after a school bee but before a final local bee. The 2023 District Pronouncer Guide will be available to local spelling bee sponsors beginning October 31, 2022. To obtain your local spelling bee sponsor's contact information, visit https://secure.spellingbee.com/local_bee_data.

Can I give the School Pronouncer Guide to my school spelling champion to study?

The School Pronouncer Guide is not a study guide and should not be given to students for study purposes. 

 

Can I use an older pronouncer guide for my school spelling bee?

We recommend that you use only the School Pronouncer Guide for the current school year for your school bee, as it draws words from the current year's School Spelling Bee Study List. For example, for the 2022-2023 school year we recommend that you use only the 2023 School Pronouncer Guide for your school spelling bee. All of our 2023 spelling bee materials, including the 2023 School Pronouncer Guide, become available to enrolled schools beginning August 22, 2022.

Is it okay to use a School Pronouncer Guide from a prior year?

We recommend that you use only the School Pronouncer Guide from the current year for your school bee, as it includes words from the current year's School Spelling Bee Study List. For example, during the 2022-2023 school year we recommend school bee officials use the 2023 School Pronouncer Guide to conduct a school spelling bee.

Can you answer my question about a specific eligibility concern?

In general, the Bee will not render opinions on eligibility unless the question pertains directly to a student who qualifies for the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee. If there are steps you can take now to preclude ineligibility, take those steps.

 

If your student has qualified for the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee and has eligibility concerns, the student's parents should promptly contact the national office.

 

Our 2023 eligibility requirements will be available on spellingbee.com beginning August 22, 2022.

 

What is the Encyclopædia Britannica Prize?

Your school's enrollment in the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee includes a free one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids (a $74.95 value). You may award this prize to one student associated with your school's spelling bee program. To claim the prize(s), school spelling bee coordinators should log in to spellingbee.com, select School Bee Information from the left menu and then Prizes from the top of the page. 

 

BONUS: Schools that enroll on or before September 30, 2022, receive TWO one-year subscriptions to award to two students associated with the school's spelling bee program.

How does my student claim the Britannica Online Kids subscription prize?

For prize redemption instructions and your prize code, please log into spellingbee.com, select School Spelling Bee from the left side menu and select Prizes at the top of the page.

How do I claim the early enrollment bonus?

School enrollment at spellingbee.com begins August 22, 2022. If you enroll your school on or before September 30, 2022, you automatically receive two free one-year subscriptions to Britannica Online for Kids. Redemption instructions for these free subscriptions may be found in the log-in section of spellingbee.com. After logging into our website, select School Spelling Bee from the left side menu and then Prizes from the top menu (in gray) to access your prize certificates.

How many students may be awarded the Encyclopædia Britannica prize?

The bonus is meant as an award for one student. If you enroll your school by September 30, 2022, your school will receive the early enrollment bonus: Two free one-year subscriptions to Britannica Online for Kids that you may award to two students at your school. 

I have a question that is not addressed above.

Please contact us with your question by completing an online service request.  

 

I have not received study materials.

Teachers at enrolled schools may access all of our study materials by logging in to spellingbee.com and selecting Classroom Spelling Bee and School Spelling Bee from the left side menu. The 2023 School Spelling Bee Study List (450 words) and our other 2022 materials will be available to schools that enroll in the 2023 program beginning August 22, 2022. 

How do I unsubscribe from Scripps National Spelling Bee e-mail communications?

To unsubscribe from e-mail communications from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, complete the brief form here.

What do I receive in exchange for the fee?

Schools that enroll in the 2023 Bee program receive the following benefits:

 

Exclusive online access to the teachers-only section of spellingbee.com.

Official pronouncer guides for use in conducting classroom and school spelling bees.

The Great Words, Great Works reading list with all source books, organized by reading level.

Supplemental vocabulary materials for classroom and school levels.

Customizable certificates for your participants and school champion

Britannica Online for Kids: A one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids to award to a participant in your school's spelling bee program. If your school enrolls on or before September 30, your school receives TWO one-year subscriptions to Britannica Online for Kids.

Study Materials: The 4,000-word Words of the Champions study guide for school champions that includes the 450-word School Spelling Bee Study List.

 

Note: School enrollment begins August 22, 2022, at spellingbee.com. The per-school fee is $175 per school through December 31, 2022.

When is the Scripps National Spelling Bee?

The 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee will take place the week of Memorial Day 2022 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Visit spellingbee.com beginning May 1, 2022, for a full competition schedule.

How do I subscribe to Scripps National Spelling Bee e-mail communications?

To subscribe to e-mail communications from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, complete this form.

How do I enroll my school?

Beginning August 22, 2022, teachers and administrators may visit spellingbee.com and select the Enroll button in the upper-right corner of our home page to enroll their schools for the 2022-2023 program year. The per-school enrollment fee is $175 from August 22 through December 31, 2022. We look forward to your school's participation!

How do I enroll a home school association/group/co-op?

Home school associations, groups and co-ops can enroll in the Bee just like any other type of school. The enrollment fee for home school associations, groups and co-ops is the same fee paid by other school types (e.g. public, private, charter): $175 per association, group or co-op.

 

Beginning August 22, 2022, teachers and administrators may visit spellingbee.com and select the Enroll button in the upper-right corner to enroll their schools in the Bee for the 2022-2023 program year. 

How do I enroll if there is no home school association/group/co-op in my area?

If a home school student lives in an area with no home school association, group or co-op, the student's family can enroll in the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee program by visiting spellingbee.com beginning August 22, 2022. Select the Enroll button in the upper-right corner of the home page. During Step 2 of the enrollment process, if your individual home school is not listed you may select the "Click here to request the addition of your school link."

 

The enrollment fee is $120 per home school family from August 22, 2022, through December 31, 2022.

 

 

Is my school enrolled?

To see if your school is enrolled in the Bee program for the 2022-2023 program year, starting on August 22, 2022 you can click here and enter your school's zip code.

 

Teachers and administrators may visit spellingbee.com beginning August 22, 2022, and select the Enroll button in the upper-right corner to enroll in the Bee. The per-school fee is $175 from August 22, 2022 through December 31, 2022. 

How much does it cost to enroll?

School enrollment for the 2022-2023 program year begins August 22, 2022, at spellingbee.com. The per-school fee is $175 from August 22 through December 31, 2022.

 

Teachers and administrators enroll by visiting spellingbee.com and selecting Enroll in the upper-right corner of our home page. We look forward to your participation!

 

 

When does the Encyclopædia Britannica prize expire?

School bee coordinators at schools that enroll in the Bee for the 2021-2022 school year must log into spellingbee.com by June 1, 2022 to obtain the Encyclopædia Britannica Prize redemption instructions and prize code(s) for their students. The Encyclopædia Britannica Prize must be redeemed by August 1, 2022, and the prize will expire one year after the date of redemption.

Where can I find information about my local spelling bee?

To obtain information about your local spelling bee program, click here and enter your school's zip code. It is important to note that most local spelling bee organizers update their program information after Labor Day.

 

How does someone qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee?

In general terms, the Scripps National Spelling Bee program is open to students who have neither turned 16 nor passed beyond the eighth grade, and who attend schools that are officially enrolled with our program for the current academic year. For more details, please see the complete list of eligibility requirements.

Where can I find study materials for the spelling bee?

Beginning August 22, 2022, key spelling bee contacts at schools enrolled in the Bee access our 2023 materials for students by logging into spellingbee.com and selecting Classroom Spelling Bee and School Spelling Bee from the left menu.

 

Parents may request copies of student study lists from the key spelling bee contact at their child's school. Beginning August 22, 2022, parents may also purchase an eBook version of the Words of the Champions booklet at Amazon.com (if desired).

I have not received my pronouncer guides.

Enrolled schools have exclusive online access to the Classroom Pronouncer Guide and School Pronouncer Guide as a benefit of enrollment. School spelling bee coordinators may access these guides by logging into spellingbee.com, selecting Classroom Spelling Bee and School Spelling Bee from the left menu and clicking the Competition Guides link (in gray) at the top of the page. The 2023 Classroom Pronouncer Guide and 2023 School Pronouncer Guide become available to enrolled schools beginning August 22, 2022.

I cannot open/print the documents in the teachers-only section.

Materials in the teachers-only section of spellingbee.com require the free Adobe Reader program. Please download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software here and try opening the files again. 

 

Can I receive an invoice for spelling bee enrollment?

Yes! You may receive a pay-by-check invoice for your school's enrollment fee.

 

If you have not yet enrolled, you can request an invoice during the enrollment process. Simply choose the pay-by-check option, and you will be able to print an invoice.

 

To enroll in the Bee, visit spellingbee.com beginning August 22, 2022, and select the Enroll button in the upper-right corner of our home page. We look forward to your participation!

My school does not appear when I type in my zip code.

School enrollment for the 2022-2023 year begins August 22, 2022. Visit spellingbee.com and select Enroll in the upper-right corner of the home page. During Step 2 of the enrollment process, if you do not see your school listed you may select the link entitled "Click here to request the addition of your school" near the top of the page. You will be asked to complete and submit a brief form. We will review your request and respond to your email within 1 to 2 business days.

Did you receive the check payment for my school?

When we receive your school's check payment, we will enroll your school and send the key bee contact at your school an email confirmation. To see if we have received your school's check payment, use our Enrollment Status Look-up tool.

 

Can I pay with a purchase order?

We do not accept purchase orders; however, you may pay by credit card or check. To enroll your school in the Bee for the 2022-2023 program year visit spellingbee.com beginning August 22, 2022, and select the Enroll button in the upper-right corner of our home page. The per-school enrollment fee is $175 from August 22 through December 31, 2022. We look forward to your participation!

 

Our school enrolled last year. Can I use our user name and password to log in to the website?

Yes! If you enrolled your school in the Bee last year, visit the spellingbee.com home page and click the Log In button in the upper-right corner to log in with your user name and password. Beginning August 22, 2022, you may log into spellingbee.com to re-enroll your school for the 2022-2023 program year. The per-school fee is $175 from August 22 through December 31, 2022. We look forward to your participation!

How can I access the Word Club app?

Parents may download the Word Club app (iOS or Android) by visiting the Google Play store or App Store. Spelling and vocabulary quizzes for all 4,000 words in the Words of the Champions study booklet are available for purchase via the app. On August 22, 2022, 800 new words for 2023 will be available for purchase within the Word Club app.

Which devices can use the Word Club app?

The Word Club app will work on iOS and Android phones and tablets. It will not function on a Chromebook.

How do I get the Word Club app?

You may download the Word Club app from the App Store for iOS and the Google Play Store for Android. The new 2023 word packs for the Word Club app will be released on August 22, 2022. There are 800 new Word Club study words for 2023. Using the Word Club app, anyone can access spelling and vocabulary quizzes for all 4,000 words in the 2023 Words of the Champions study booklet.

Can I purchase tickets to the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee?

The 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee is not open to the general public. The Semifinals and Finals will be broadcast June 1 and June 2 on ION and Bounce. Use the ION channel finder on the homepage of spellingbee.com to see a list of ION providers in your area.

I am a member of the media. How do I apply for media credentials?

Each year, the Bee welcomes hundreds of correspondents, photographers and video journalists from the D.C. area and around the world who tell inspiring stories of the Herculean efforts our champion spellers undertake. If you're a member of the media looking to cover the Bee in 2022, complete our online application beginning April 1, 2022.

What is the Words of the Champions?

Words of The Champions is our official study booklet. Words of the Champions contains a total of 4,000 words, including the 450-word School Spelling Bee Study List.

 

The 2023 School Spelling Bee Study List (450 words) and the full 2023 Words of the Champions study booklet are available to schools that enroll in the 2023 Bee program beginning August 22, 2022, at spellingbee.com

 

Any word on the Words of the Champions  list may be asked in competitions taking place beyond the school level. Remember, although spelling bees begin with words from the study guide, they often end with words you haven't studied.

 

Will RSVBee be available in 2022?

The RSVBee program will not be available for the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee. 

Has the Bee ever canceled the national finals in its history?

2020 is the only time since World War II (1943-1945) that the Bee has canceled the national finals since the program’s inception in 1925. 

Why did the Bee cancel the 2020 national finals?

The cancellation occurred due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and uncertainty around when public gatherings would be possible or advisable. The decision followed the Bee’s announcement on March 20, 2020, that it was suspending the national finals with hopes of rescheduling. The Bee determined there was no clear path to safely set a new date in 2020. The health and safety of all participants was the top concern and basis for this decision.

Is the Bee offering education resources for teachers and parents to provide to their students while learning from home?

The Bee is engaging now with teachers and parents by offering educational resources and social media-based learning opportunities. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more. We also have created a new weekly Bee-sources newsletter that parents and teachers can subscribe to receive more resources on spelling, vocabulary and reading.

What is the online testing platform from the Scripps National Spelling Bee?

In October 2020, the Bee launched an online testing platform for enrolled schools and our local sponsors. The online testing platform gives teachers and sponsors maximum flexibility in the administration of local spelling bee programs. 


If a school or sponsor decides to use an online test, students will be able to take the test on any device with a web browser while at school or from home. The results of the test would determine who advances to the Bee’s next level of competition.
 

Why was the online testing platform developed?

As teachers deliver classroom instruction, manage remote learning or a combination of the two, they can offer a traditional oral spelling bee or administer an online spelling and/or vocabulary test, which students can take on any device with a web browser, at school or from home. Our Online Testing Platform, included with sponsorship and school enrollment, ensures schools and sponsors can host competitions and name champions under any foreseeable circumstances.

How can schools use the online testing platform?

Enrolled schools may use the Online Testing Platform to:


•    Conduct classroom- or grade-level competitions with online tests.
•    Administer a spelling test in place of the traditional oral spelling bee, declaring a school champion without holding an in-person event.


Schools are not required to use the online testing platform. If public health guidelines and local government regulations in the school’s area allow for in-person events, the school may conduct a traditional spelling bee.
 

Are schools and sponsors required to use the online testing platform?

Schools and local sponsors are not required to use the online testing platform if, by following local health guidelines, they can safely administer the spelling bee program in-person.

Is the online testing platform designed to replace the traditional oral spelling bee we’ve had at our school and in our community for years?

We firmly believe the in-person, oral spelling bee offers the most benefits for participants. Our online testing platform is not intended to be a permanent replacement for that experience, but instead an additional option now and in the future to advance students through all local competition levels. If some local sponsors decide an online test is a helpful alternative to narrow the field of participants to make an in-person event more manageable, that might be an unexpected long-term benefit of the test.

How can local sponsors use the online testing platform?

Sponsors may use the Online Testing Platform to:


•    Conduct up to three levels of online testing in place of traditional oral spelling bees.
•    Narrow down the number of competitors who will advance to a Final Local Bee.


Sponsors have the flexibility to use a combination of online testing and traditional oral spelling if local government regulations and public health guidelines in the sponsor’s area allow for in-person events.
 

Is there an additional cost to use the online testing platform?

Good news! Access to the Online Testing Platform is included as part of the sponsorship agreement for sponsors and is included with the enrollment fee for schools. There is no additional cost to use the Bee's Online Testing Platform.

Will there be a national finals in 2022?

Yes, the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, during the week of Memorial Day 2022. Visit www.spellingbee.com beginning May 1 for a full 2022 competition schedule.

Will there be a national finals in 2022?

Yes, the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center during the week of Memorial Day 2022. Visit www.spellingbee.com beginning May 1, 2022, for a full competition schedule.

What options does the online testing platform offer for teachers and local sponsors?

At both the school and sponsor levels, the online testing platform will enable bee coordinators to:


•    Specify an all-spelling test, an all-vocabulary test or a combination.
•    Select the type of spelling questions: multiple-choice or type-in. (Vocabulary questions are always multiple-choice.)
•    Specify whether they want all studied words (words found on our 2022 study lists) or a combination of studied words and additional, unstudied words.
•    Specify a time limit for the test, if desired.
•    Specify the number of students advancing to the next level of competition.
•    Set start and end dates for when the test is available to students.
•    Determine if they want students to receive instant results showing the number of correct responses.


NOTE: The platform will provide all test questions. Schools and sponsors do not create questions. During all tests, spellers will hear the words pronounced by Scripps National Spelling Bee Pronouncer Dr. Jacques Bailly.
 

What are the technical requirements for using the Online Testing Platform (OTP)?

The online testing platform is supported on the following:

 

Desktop and Laptop Browsers: 

  1. Chrome
  2. Firefox
  3. Edge

 

Tablets or Phones:

  1. Chrome
  2. Firefox
  3. Edge
  4. Safari

 

*Please note that the desktop and laptop versions of Safari are not supported. Also, we recommend the use of a desktop, laptop, or tablet for the best user experience.

Who will host the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee?

LeVar Burton will serve as host of the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the televised Semifinals on June 1 and Finals on June 2, 2022, near Washington, D.C.

Who is LeVar Burton?

LeVar Burton is an accomplished actor, director, educator and lifelong children’s literacy advocate. Burton has won Emmy and Grammy awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has entertained generations as former host and executive producer of PBS’s “Reading Rainbow,” starring as Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed television miniseries “Roots,” and as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation" television series.


Burton will host the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be broadcast live on ION and Bounce on June 2, 2022.

What role will Dr. Bailly serve at the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee?

Dr. Bailly will serve as the official pronouncer of the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee alongside associate pronouncer Dr. Sietsema, head judge Brooks and other officials.

 

This year will mark Dr. Bailly's 19th year as pronouncer after serving 12 years as associate pronouncer.

When will the Finals be broadcast?

The Finals will be broadcast live on ION the evening of Thursday, June 2, 2022. The Bee will release its full broadcast schedule in early 2022.

What is the broadcast schedule for the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee?

The Semifinals will be broadcast on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and the Finals will be broadcast on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The Bee will release its full broadcast schedule on ION and Bounce in early 2022.

Will LeVar Burton be at Bee Week?

Yes! As the host of the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee, LeVar Burton will be at Bee Week 2022 to meet our spellers and host the competition from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, D.C.