The 59th Annual Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee winner receives an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. area to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 27 – June 3, 2017. The Dallas Regional Spelling Bee is open to 4th-8th grade public, private, charter, and home school students within the 38-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

Important Dates

August 17, 2016

Beginning of Early Bird School Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($145)

August 17, 2016

Beginning of Early Bird Home School Family Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($102)

October 14, 2016

End of Early Bird Enrollment Periods

October 15, 2016

Beginning of the Standard School Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($220)

October 15, 2016

Beginning of the Standard Home School Family Enrollment Period ($177)

December 12, 2016

End of Standard Enrollment Periods

January 13, 2017

Deadline for schools to conduct school bees

January 18, 2017

Deadline for schools to report school champion to County Coordinator

February 8, 2017

Deadline for County Coordinators to conduct county bees

February 10, 2017

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

March 4, 2017

The 59th Annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee

May 27 – June 3, 2017

National Spelling Bee Week