Alabama Spelling Bee

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, 2018, will receive the Early Bird rate of $160.  Schools who register between October 16, 2018 and December 16, 2018 will pay the fee of $235.

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 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

When Does It Happen?

Alabama Spelling Bee
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: Registration at 10; Bee starts at 12 noon

Westwood Baptist Church

1155 Alabaster Boulevard, Alabaster, Alabama 35007


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.