Scripps National Spelling Bee

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  • 1994
  • 1 Season

While the Scripps National Spelling Bee has been an American institution since 1925, it did not start to be televised until 1994. Since then, ESPN and, later, ESPN2, has covered the broadcast of the bee. The premise of the bee is to reward middle-school-aged students for their skills and knowledge of language and spelling across the span of six rounds. Each child in attendance is sponsored by a newspaper. More recently, regional champions from countries other than the United States have been allowed admission, provided they have a sponsor. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is an annual event and has been held every year, between late May and early June, following the week after Memorial Day weekend in the United States, with the exception of the three years of involvement in World War II. ESPN2 has covered the early rounds of the bee during the day, with the fifth and sixth rounds being covered during prime time hours.

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Seasons
2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Finals
22. 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Finals
May 26, 2016
Hundreds of spellers compete for the title of Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion.
87th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2014
21. 87th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2014
May 29, 2014
Two hundred and eighty one spellers will compete for the title of 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion.
86th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2013
20. 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2013
May 30, 2013
Two hundred and eighty one spellers will compete for the title of 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion.
85th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2012
19. 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2012
May 31, 2012
85th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2012
84th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2011
18. 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2011
June 2, 2011
84th Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2011
83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2010
17. 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2010
June 4, 2010
83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2010
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While the Scripps National Spelling Bee has been an American institution since 1925, it did not start to be televised until 1994. Since then, ESPN and, later, ESPN2, has covered the broadcast of the bee. The premise of the bee is to reward middle-school-aged students for their skills and knowledge of language and spelling across the span of six rounds. Each child in attendance is sponsored by a newspaper. More recently, regional champions from countries other than the United States have been allowed admission, provided they have a sponsor.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is an annual event and has been held every year, between late May and early June, following the week after Memorial Day weekend in the United States, with the exception of the three years of involvement in World War II. ESPN2 has covered the early rounds of the bee during the day, with the fifth and sixth rounds being covered during prime time hours.

  • Premiere Date
    September 16, 1994