The top two participants of the 65th Annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee will receive all-expenses paid trips to the Washington, D.C. area to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Dallas Regional Spelling Bee is open to all public, private, charter, and home school students that have not exceeded the 8th grade within the 35-county Dallas region.

Enroll Your School

Dallas Region County Map

Eligibility Requirements

County Spelling Bees

Dallas County Spelling Bee

Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Winners Advance to Scripps National Spelling Bee

How It Works

*Please note that certain counties include district-level competition prior to their county spelling bees. Please communicate with your county coordinator to determine if your school winner will advance to a district level of competition*

Important Dates

August 22, 2022

Beginning of Scholl Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($175 per school)


December 9, 2022

End of Standard Enrollment Period for the Dallas Regional Bee

January 20, 2023

Deadline for schools/school districts to conduct school and district level spelling bees

February 17, 2023

Deadline for County Coordinators to conduct county bees

February 20, 2023

Deadline for County Coordinators to e-mail County Champion Form and Photos to the Dallas Sports Commission

March 11, 2023

The 65th Annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee

May 28 - June 2, 2023

Scripps National Spelling Bee Week – Washington D.C.