The Bee is Back!

 

Are you planning to cover the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee?

Media interested in following all the action of the Bee can sign up for competition updates by contacting media@spellingbee.com.

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Broadcast Schedule

Preliminaries June 12, 2021 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET
3 rounds, completed together in one turn
3 rounds, completed together in one turn
Quarterfinals June 15, 2021 12 - 6 p.m. ET
3 rounds, completed one round at a time
3 rounds, completed one round at a time
   
Semifinals June 27, 2021 7 - 11 p.m. ET
As many rounds needed until
10-12 top spellers remain
 
As many rounds needed until 10-12 top spellers remain
   
Finals July 8, 2021 8 - 10 p.m. ET
As many rounds needed until
a Champion is declared
 
As many rounds needed until a Champion is declared

Resources for Members of the Media

 

Media: Media contact for the Bee is Becca McCarter — Rebecca.McCarter@scripps.com | 513-410-2425 — reach out directly to arrange interviews with executive director Dr. J. Michael Durnil, Dr. Jacques Bailly, Mary Brooks, current spellers and eventual 2021 Champion.

 

Spellers: To obtain contact information and biographical information for the spellers you plan to cover — reach out directly to Becca McCarter.


Round reports: Use spellingbee.com/round-results for round-by-round reports through each segment of the competition.


Photos: The Bee will post photos of spellers after each  segment of competition (the Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals) on our Flickr page that you can use. Give photo credit to: Scripps National Spelling Bee


Other questions: For other questions about the Bee, please access our FAQs or submit your request through our Contact Us feature at spellingbee.com/contact.

 

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