Important Dates- Orange County Spelling Bee

2017-2018

August 21, 2017
Pre-enrollment deadline for schools to enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee (Note: Each school must register with the national program in order to participate in the Orange County Spelling Bee). Enrollment fee is $151 per school.

August 25, 2017
Program information sent to school principals (public & private) and district curriculum coordinators.

September 13, 2017
Orange County Spelling Bee Coordinators Meeting- held at the Orange County Department of Education (for individual schools or district spelling bee coordinators).

October 15, 2017
Early bird enrollment deadline for schools to enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee (Note: Each school must register with the national program in order to participate in the Orange County Spelling Bee). Enrollment fee is $151 per school.

December 1, 2017
Deadline to submit Orange County Spelling Bee Intent to Participate forms to the Orange County Department of Education.

December 15, 2017
Regular enrollment deadline (and final day) for schools to enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Enrollment fee is $226.

January 19, 2018
Deadline to host district or school spelling bee.

February 7, 2018
Deadline to submit Orange County Spelling Bee Enrollment Forms and Fees to the Orange County Department of Education. 2018 enrollment fee per student $130.

February 26, 2018
Orange County Spelling Bee - Written Round

March 3, 2018
Orange County Spelling Bee - Oral Round, Finalists


The winner of the Orange County Spelling Bee will win an all-expense-paid trip to National Harbor, Maryland (near Washington D.C.) to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee May/June 2018. The trip is sponsored by the Orange County Register.