The top two participants of the 66th 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, 2023

Beginning of School Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($180 per school)


October 31, 2023

Enrollment Fee Increases to $199 per school

December 31, 2023

End of Standard Enrollment Period for the Dallas Regional Bee

January 19, 2024

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

February 17, 2024

Deadline for County Coordinators to conduct county bees

February 19, 2024

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

March 9, 2024

The 66th Annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee

May 26, 2024

Scripps National Spelling Bee Week – Washington D.C.