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2024 Arizona Spelling Bee Event | Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF®)

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AEF 2024 Arizona Spelling Bee Event Information

The Arizona Spelling Bee is scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at the Madison Center for the Arts in Phoenix. The Bee will be open to the public and is free to attend. Venue opens at 9:00am for the public, tickets are free, required to attend, and will be available at the venue the morning of the event. Please note: AEF does not recommend bringing small children to the spelling bee. In order to protect each speller's ability to compete undistracted, all attendees must be able to remain silent during the competition.

PRELIMS: First round of bee competition begins at 9:30 AM.

FINALS: Final round of bee competition will begin at 1:15 PM.


Venue opens to the public thirty minutes before each round (9:00 AM and 12:45 PM).


Arizona Spelling Bee is coordinated by Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF), and is the highest level of Spelling Bee competition within the state. Arizona has one of the largest Spelling Bee participation rates in the nation, with students competing this year from public, private, parochial and homeschools statewide.

For the two students who place first and second place in the State Spelling Bee, AEF supports travel for the students and their chaperones to represent Arizona as official champions in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland.

Throughout the month leading up to the Bee, AEF® will be featuring each of the 28 Arizona State Spelling Bee Finalists on Facebook and Instagram from across Arizona who have spelled their way to the Arizona Spelling Bee Championship! Please help us celebrate and cheer them on!



Spelling Bee Questions? Please email


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