Spelling Bee Eligibility

Eligibility

  • The speller must not have won a Scripps National Spelling Bee championship in Washington, D.C.
  • The speller must not have passed beyond the 8th grade on or before February 1, 2013
  • The speller must not have repeated a grade for the purpose of extending spelling bee legibility.
  • The speller must not have earned the legal equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • The speller must not have completed or have been enrolled in more than six high school-level courses or two college-level courses on or before April 30,
  • The speller must not ignore or adjust normal school activity to study for spelling bees.

 

Preliminary Round Detailed Rule

  • Students will be tested by a written test to spell 30-40 words or may be more in order to decide the top 6.
  • Top 6 students will be picked up for the finals in each grade.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

Spelling bee officials will do their best to accommodate spellers who have physical challenges.  Please submit a notice during time of enrollment to accommodate special needs involving sight, hearing, speech, or movement.  The judges have discretionary authority to amend oral and/or written spelling requirements on a case-by-case basis for spellers with diagnosed medical conditions involving sight, hearing, speech, or movement.