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Important Dates

​​​​​​2023-2024 Dates


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

September 19, 2023 - 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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

October 31, 2023

Regular enrollment deadline for schools to enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee​. Enrollment fee is $180 per school. (Each school must register with Scripps in order to participate in the Orange County Spelling Bee). Cost increases to $199 if enrolling after October 31, 2023. ​​​

November 30, 2023

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

February 2, 2024

Deadline to host district or school spelling bee.

February 6, 2024

Deadline to register your school/district champions with the Orange County Department of Education and to submit Orange County Spelling Bee Student Enrollment Forms and Fees. ​

February 26, 2024​

Orange County Spelling Bee - Written Round

February 27, 2024

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

March 2, 2024

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 scheduled to take place May 27-31, 2024. The travel for the student and their chaperone will be sponsored by the Orange County Register.