Important Dates- Orange County Spelling Bee

August 21, 2018
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 $160 per school.

August 27, 2018
Program information sent to school principals (public & private) and district curriculum coordinators.

September 19, 2018
Orange County Spelling Bee Coordinators Meeting- held at the Orange County Department of Education (for individual schools or district spelling bee coordinators).

2018-19 District Coordinator Meeting Flyer

October 15, 2018
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 $160 per school.

December 3, 2018
Deadline to submit Orange County Spelling Bee Intent to Participate forms to the Orange County Department of Education.

December 16, 2018
Regular enrollment deadline (and final day) for schools to enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Enrollment fee is $235.

January 18, 2019
Deadline to host district or school spelling bee.

February 7, 2019
Deadline to submit Orange County Spelling Bee Student Enrollment Forms and Fees to the Orange County Department of Education.

February 25, 2019
Orange County Spelling Bee - Written Round

March 2, 2019
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 2019. The trip is sponsored by the Orange County Register.