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ARIZONA SPELLING BEE

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2023 ARIZONA SPELLING BEE TIMELINES & DEADLINES

Registration Deadlines

  1. Scripps Registration Opens at www.spellingbee.com - August 22, 2022

  2. School Registration Deadline - December 30, 2022

Competition Deadlines

  1. School Spelling Bee Competition Deadline - January 6, 2023

  2. District Spelling Bee Deadline - January 30, 2023

  3. County & Regional Spelling Bee Deadline - February 18, 2023

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.

ARIZONA SPELLING BEE | AEF® STAFF CONTACT

Dr. Teresa Hill, AEF® Deputy Director | 520-591-0972 | teresa@azedfoundation.org

1. SCHOOL LEVEL 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 Arizona Bee Basics 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 view the coordinator directory 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.

2. DISTRICT LEVEL 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: Dr. Teresa Hill at teresa@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

View the coordinator directory to 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.

3. COUNTY LEVEL 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: Dr. Teresa Hill at teresa@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 Dr. Teresa Hill at teresa@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.

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