The 60th Annual Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee winner receives an all-expenses paid trip to the Washington, D.C. area to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Dallas Regional Spelling Bee is open to 4th-8th grade public, private, charter, and home school students within the 35-county Dallas region.

Enroll Your School

Dallas Region County Map

Eligibility Requirements

Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winner Advances 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 1, 2017

Beginning of Pre-Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($151)

August 21, 2017

End of Pre-Enrollment Period

August 22, 2017

Beginning of Early Bird School Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($151)

October 15, 2017*

End of Early Bird Enrollment Periods

*All schools within Dallas County are required to enroll prior to October 15th, during the Early Bird Enrollment Period*

October 16, 2017

Beginning of Standard School Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($226)

December 15, 2017

End of Standard Enrollment Periods

February 2, 2018

Deadline for schools to conduct school bees

February 7, 2018

Deadline for schools to report school champion to County Coordinator

February 28, 2018

Deadline for County Coordinators to conduct county bees

March 2, 2018

Deadline for County Coordinators to email County Champion Form and Photos to the Dallas Sports Commission

March 24, 2018

The 60th Annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee

May 2018

National Spelling Bee Week