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Important Dates- Orange County Spelling Bee

​​​2022-2023 Dates

September 

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

October 5, 2022

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

November 30, 2022 

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

December 31, 2022

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 7, 2023

Deadline to host district or school spelling bee.

February 10, 2023

Deadline to register your school/district champions with the Orange County Department of Education. 

​February 10, 2023

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

February 27, 2023

Orange County Spelling Bee - Written Round

February 28, 2023

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

March 4, 2023

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. 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.