Regional Spelling Bees

Our newspapers sponsor the following regional spelling bees from around the country. Even during these challenging times, the Scripps National Spelling Bee is committed to continuing their tradition of this amazing program. It may look different this year, but we are proud to be sponsors of the spelling bee.

Find the details on the 2021 regional spelling bees.



California: The Sacramento Bee

The 2020 California Central Valley Spelling Bee champion, Megan Lynch, eighth-grader from St. Albans Country Day School in Roseville, CA.

Read the articles here and view video here.

For more information about the regional bee click here.


Florida: The Miami Herald

The 2020 Miami-Dade/Monroe winner was Stella Armstrong, fifth-grader from Fisher Island Day School in Miami Beach, FL. 

Read the article here.

For more information about the regional bee click here.


Florida: The Miami Herald

The 2020 Broward County spelling bee was postponed due to the coronavirus. In 2019 the champion 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 2020 spelling bee winner was Grisham Paimagam, fifth-grader from Barringer Academic Center in Charlotte, NC.

Read the article here.

South Carolina: The Sun News (Myrtle Beach)

The 2020 spelling bee winner was Alex Nikolov, sixth grader from Ocean Bay Middle School in Myrtle Beach.

Read the article here.





Scripps National Spelling Bee Information

2020-2021 important dates:

May 1, 2020: Enrolment begins for the 2020-2021 program year.

May 1- October 16, 2020: Early bird enrolment with a discounted fee.

October 17 - December 20, 2020: Regular enrolment; no discounts.

Early 2021: Information will be sent regarding any preliminary rounds and about school champions advancing to the regional bee.

February/March 2021: Regional bees will be held and the winners will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

May 2021: 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.