ARIZONA SPELLING BEE
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF®) hosts the annual Arizona Spelling Bee, a showdown pitting Arizona's top 28 spellers from across the state in a spectacle of spelling sport!
AEF has served as the sponsor of the Arizona Spelling Bee system since 2001. The top two Arizona Spelling Bee Champions advance to represent the State of Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Spelling Bees are a great American tradition that help students improve oral and written literacy skills and build self-confidence. Each year, over 480,000 Arizona students participate in Bees that begin in classrooms, take over schools, advance to districts, and then on to regional and county qualifiers.
2024 ARIZONA SPELLING BEE EVENT DETAILS
DATE: March 16, 2024
LOCATION: Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
SCHEDULE: Student participant registration is at 8:00am. All spellers must be onstage by 8:30am for dress rehearsal. Pre
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).
BEE STRUCTURE & RULES: The Arizona State Spelling Bee is an in-person spelling bee following all of the rules and procedures dictated by the Scripps National Spelling Bee rules.
ATTENDANCE POLICIES: The Arizona State 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.
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.
The Arizona Spelling Bee Process & General Information
AZ Bee Basics is the essential resource for all important bee information including rules and procedures.
Visit the Bee Coordinator HQ if you're a school, district, or county level coordinator for resources and information.
View the amazing Arizona State Spelling Bee Champions!
A recorded copy of the Spelling Bee is made available on AEF's Youtube channel the week following the bee.
ARIZONA SPELLING BEE NEWS
ARIZONA SPELLING BEE | AEF® STAFF CONTACT
Emily Ramirez-Lara, AEF Project Coordinator | 602-999-8618 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Teresa Hill, AEF® Deputy Director | 520-591-0972 | email@example.com