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Important Dates- Orange County Spelling Bee

​​​​​September 2021

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

October 6, 2021

Orange County Spelling Bee Coordinators Meeting (for individual schools or district spelling bee coordinators).​

December 1, 2021

Deadline to submit Orange County Spelling Bee Intent to Participate forms to the Orange County Department of Education.

December 31, 2021

Regular enrollment deadline for schools to enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Enrollment fee is $175 per school. (Each school must register with Scripps in order to participate in the Orange County Spelling Bee). 

February 11, 2022

Deadline to host district or school spelling bee.

February 16, 2022

Deadline to register your school/district champions in the Scripps Online Platform. 

February 18, 2022

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

February 28, 2022

Orange County Spelling Bee - Written Round

March 1, 2022

Finalists advancing to final round will be announced on the Spelling Bee website by 3:00 p.m.

March 5, 2022

Orange County Spelling Bee - Final Round, Finalists


The winner of the Orange County Spelling Bee will represent our county at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June 2022. If the national bee is a live (in-person) event, the travel for the student and their chaperone will be sponsored by the Orange County Register.