What Is It?

The Alabama Spelling Bee, sponsored by Adventure Travel, sends the only Alabama entry to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. area

The spelling bee tradition improves students' spelling skills and increases their vocabularies. Bee participation also provides valuable experience in developing poise - a necessary skill for public speaking, performing arts, and athletics.

How Does It Work?

The Alabama Spelling Bee program is open to all students, K-8, (public, private, parochial and home-school), whose schools enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee program by October 15, 2014. Schools may begin enrollment on August 14, 2014 at spellingbee.com.

To compete in the Alabama Spelling Bee, students must win a series of competitions at school, district and county levels. Home-school students compete in home-school district bees to advance to the final home-school "county" bee. County winners advance to the Alabama Spelling Bee in Birmingham to compete for the state championship. The Alabama Spelling Bee winner will represent the state at the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

When Does It Happen?

Alabama Spelling Bee
Date: March 7, 2015
Time: Registration at 11; Bee starts at 1
Restore @ Alabaster First United Methodist Church
Address: 140 Market Center Drive, Alabaster, AL 35007

Please contact your Alabama State Spelling Bee sponsors for a local hotel at a discounted rate at 800-763-4840


The Alabama Spelling Bee champion wins an all-expenses-paid trip for two to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington, D.C. area and other prizes.

Who Makes This Possible?

Adventure Travel is the local sponsor for the Alabama Spelling Bee program.