NOTICE: As of March 20th, 2020, The National Scripps Spelling Bee has been suspended until further notice. 

Read more at: Scripps National Spelling Bee COVID-19 UPDATES



Scripps National Spelling Bee

Scripps Sponsors: VT Digger is the lead Sponsor. The Vermont Humanities Council, VSAC and Vermont Principals Association are co-sponsors of this event.

To register for the 2020 Scripps go to, click on “Enroll in the Bee”. Registration includes “Virtual Bee in a Box”- study words for students, pronouncer guides, rules, certificates & more.


2020 Important Dates:

1) Schools have until January 20, 2020   to enroll on the Scripps website.
2) Competitions for local schools will be from February 1st – March 4th, 2020.

3) Deadline for registering winners is March 5th, 2020.
4) Vermont competition will be on March 17, 2020 @ St. Michaels College

5) Vermont winner participate in the national competition in late May 2020 in Washington, D.C.



Vermont Scripps Competition March 17th, 2020 @ St. Michaels College: Competition starts at 3:30

Note: to Spellers please arrive by 2:30