Scripps National Spelling Bee-authorized local sponsors are high-visibility trusted organizations specific to a community – newspapers, television stations, radio stations, colleges, universities, community groups, charitable foundations and businesses with a track record of philanthropic or volunteer support for education. Authorized local sponsors:

  • sign sponsorship agreements with the Scripps National Spelling Bee authorizing them to organize the local level of the program in their communities;
  • offer participation to all types of schools in their communities;
  • select champions – one per sponsor – to represent their communities at the national finals; and
  • pay local bee expenses of their own determination as well as pay sponsorship fees ($1,450 per sponsor) and certain national finals trip expenses (~$3,500 - $4,000 per champion and parent/guardian).

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Interested in becoming a Bee-authorized local spelling bee sponsor for all the schools in your community? Contact us.

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National Sponsors

Brand managers and advertising agency executives interested in learning more about opportunities with the Bee should contact us to learn about category-exclusive opportunities associated with Bee broadcasts.