Capital Region Spelling Bee

In 2021, Scripps will be coordinating an online/virtual version of the annual Capital Region Spelling Bee. Capital Region BOCES is not a supporting partner for this year only. All school inquiries about the local 2021 Spelling Bee may be sent to Scripps staff at

Each year, students in grades four through eight, and under the age of 16, can represent their home school districts in a Regional Spelling Bee. 

Bee Format

The bee format aligns with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which includes written spelling, vocabulary testing, and oral spelling. This format ensures the most advantageous conditions for participants to better prepare them for the National Bee.  

Information for school districts

Only schools that have completed both of the steps, below, will be eligible to send students to the Capital Region Spelling Bee.

    1. Each school (not each district) must register on the National Spelling Bee WebsiteThe Scripps registration fee covers enrollment and materials including online access to a password-protected website featuring guides and spellcheck materials. 
    2. Submit the names and grades of participating students by the determined deadline.