bee week

There's so much more to the Scripps National Spelling Bee than the nationally-televised competition. Bee Week is a week-long experience for spellers and their families that includes special events, educational workshops, excursions into Washington, D.C., and more.

Bee mascots with "Greetings from Bee Week" mural

bee week 2024

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

national harbor, maryland

Bee Week 2024 will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from May 26-31. The National Competition will begin with the Preliminaries on Tuesday, May 28, and conclude with the Finals on Thursday, May 30.

2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion Dev Shah with Scripps Cup

2023 champion

Dev Shah of Largo, Florida, represented the SNSB Region One Bee in the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee. After 15 rounds of spelling, Dev became the 2023 Champion by correctly spelling the word "psammophile." 

bee keeper magazine

2023 Bee Keeper magazine cover

Each year, the Bee publishes the Bee Keeper magazine with feature stories on spellers, "where are they now?" articles about Bee alumni and information about the competition.


The 2023 issue includes feature stories on 6-time national competitor Akash Vukoti and the Navajo Nation spelling bee program plus a Q&A with author Jason Reynolds.

2023 Champion Dev Shah and 2023 Runner-up Charlotte Walsh share a hug onstage

the 96th Scripps National Spelling Bee

This year, 245 spellers earned their spots as national competitors by advancing through regional spelling bees, competing against students representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Department of Defense Schools in Europe. Spellers will also represent three countries outside the U.S.: the Bahamas, Canada and Ghana.