Arizona Spelling Bee

Coordinator Headquarters

2022 Arizona Spelling Bee Timeline & Deadlines

Registration Deadlines

Scripps Opens Registration at www.spellingbee.com: 8/20/21

School Registration Deadline - 12/31/21

School Spelling Bee Competition Deadline - January, 7th 2022

District Spelling Bee Deadline - January, 31st 2022

County & Regional Spelling Bee Deadline - February, 18th 2022

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SINGLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS

The district spelling bee deadline is intended for groups of schools competing within a school district, charter network, private school organization, etc. Some Arizona schools are considered a "district" despite being the only school within their district. These schools are beholden to the school spelling bee deadline.

Competition Deadlines

School Spelling Bee Coordinators

Spelling Bee Rules

www.spellingbee.com/rules

Login to Your School Spelling Bee Dashboard

www.spellingbee.com

Study Materials for Spellers

All students at the classroom and school level use the resources provided by Scripps to study for their spelling bees. These resources can be found via your login at www.spellingbee.com.

School champions should use the "Words of the Champions" document to study and prepare for all future levels of the spelling bee. School coordinators can find the "Words of the Champions" in their school spelling bee dashboard.

Advancing Your School Champion

After completing your school spelling bee you will need to notify the coordinator of the next spelling bee. Your student may advance to a district spelling bee, or potentially straight to a county spelling bee. Please review the structure on our AZ Bee 101 page to determine where your school fits in the Arizona Spelling Bee Program.

Advancing to a County Bee

Some schools advance their champion straight to a county bee. If you are advancing your student directly to the county level, please visit here to determine which coordinator you should reach out to. Important Note: School's are responsible for identifying themselves to the county coordinator to get registered for the county spelling bee. If school coordinators do not reach out to the county coordinator they may miss the deadline to register.

How many spellers can a school advance?

You should reach out to the coordinator of the bee you are advancing to in order to determine the correct number of spellers to send. In most cases, a school will only send one student, their champion, to the next level.

District Spelling Bee Coordinators

Spelling Bee Rules

www.spellingbee.com/rules

District Resources

District coordinators do not have access to a spellingbee.com profile. Instead, district coordinators receive their pronouncer's guide for their bee by emailing the Arizona Spelling Bee Director: Matthew Feller, matthew@azedfoundation.org

Study Materials for Spellers

School champions should use the "Words of the Champions" document to study and prepare for all future levels of the spelling bee. School coordinators can find the "Words of the Champions" in their school spelling bee dashboard.

Advancing to a County Bee

Please visit here to determine which coordinator you should contact to register your district champion.

How many spellers can advance?

Please verify with your county coordinator how many spellers will advance from your district spelling bee. In Maricopa County, a district bee can send forward a number of spellers equal to the number of schools participating in the spelling bee divided by 4. This number may be rounded up based on the discretion of the Maricopa County Regional Spelling Bee Coordinator.

County Spelling Bee Coordinators

Spelling Bee Rules

www.spellingbee.com/rules

County Resources

County coordinators do not have access to a spellingbee.com profile. Instead, coordinators receive their pronouncer's guide for their bee by emailing the Arizona Spelling Bee Director: Matthew Feller, matthew@azedfoundation.org

Study Materials for Spellers

School champions should use the "Words of the Champions" document to study and prepare for all future levels of the spelling bee. School coordinators can find the "Words of the Champions" in their school spelling bee dashboard.

Advancing to the Arizona Spelling Bee

Once you've completed your county bee, please fill out the Arizona Spelling Bee registration form and also email Matthew Feller, matthew@azedfoundation.org, to confirm the name of the speller you are advancing. 

How many spellers can advance?

Maricopa County Regions and Pima County advance their champion and runner-up. All other counties advance their champion only.