Regional Spelling Bees

Our newspapers are proud to sponsor the below regional spelling bees from around the country. If your school hosts a school bee and is located in one of these areas, be sure to register your school with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. In doing so you will automatically be registered into the local regional bee. See the important details to the right.

Congratulations to all of the 2019 winners and good luck to all the participants in 2020!



California: The Fresno Bee

The 2019 Fresno County Spell off winner was Achuth Vinay, a fourth-grader at Clovis Unified school Fugman Elementary in Fresno.

Read the article about Achuth.

California: The Sacramento Bee

The 2019 California Central Valley Spelling Bee had two winners; Logan Swain, eighth-grader from Arden Middle School in Sacramento and Samhita Kumar, eighth-grader from Winston Churchill Middle School in Carmichael.

Read the articles about Logan and Samhita.

For more information about the regional bee click here.


Florida: The Miami Herald

The 2019 Miami-Dade/Monroe winner was Rodrigo Medinilla, seventh-grader from Pinecrest Preparatory Middle High in Miami. 

Read the article about Rodrigo

For more information about the regional bee click here.


Florida: The Miami Herald

The 2019 Broward County Winner was Simone Kaplan, seventh-grader from St. Bonaventure Schools in Davie. 

Read the article about Simone

To find out more details about the regional bee click here.


North Carolina: The Charlotte Observer

The 2019 spelling bee winner was Matthew Cosentine, eighth-grader from J.M. Alexander Middle School in Huntersville. 

Read the article about Matthew.

South Carolina: The Sun News (Myrtle Beach)

The 2019 spelling bee winner was David Hix, eighth-grader from St. Andrew Catholic School in North Myrtle Beach.

Read the article about David.


Texas: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The winner of the 2019 regional spelling bee was Maitri Kovuru, eighth-grader from McLean Middle School in Fort Worth. 

Read the article about Maitri.



Scripps National Spelling Bee Information

2019-2020 important dates:

May 1, 2019: Enrolment begins for the 2019-2020 program year.

May 1, 2019, through October 15, 2019: Early bird enrolment with a discounted fee.

October 16, 2019, through December 20, 2019: Regular enrolment; no discounts.

Early 2020: Information will be sent to you regarding any preliminary rounds and about school champions advancing to the regional bee.

February/March 2020: Regional bees will be held and the winners will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

May 2020: Scripps National Spelling Bee, National Harbor, Maryland.

To enroll your school click here.

Regional Bee Details

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