In order to participate in the Regional Spelling Bee event in Redwood Falls, SCHOOLS MUST REGISTER WITH BOTH SWWC and with Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Schools then hold a Local Bee in each school building (elementary's & middle) with those winners competing in a District Bee prior to January 25. The top one or two winners are then sent to the Regional Bee. The number of students attending the Regional Bee from each district is determined by the size of your school. One speller per 1,000 students based on a K-12 enrollment. For rules and procedures, see the handbook on the left.
Scripps Enrollment Deadlines
Early School Fee: $145 from August 22 - October 14, 2016
Standard School Fee: $220 from October 15 - December 12, 2016
Early Home School Fee: $102 from August 22 - October 14, 2016
Standard Home School Fee: $177 from October 15 - December 12, 2016
SWWC Service Cooperative Deadlines
Early Registration Fee: $100 - November 1, 2016
Final Registration Fee: $110 - November 8, 2016
NO registrations will be accepted after the final deadline
January 25, 2017 - Winner form and Participation data sheet due to SWWC
February 7, 2017 (snow dates Fab. 8) - Regional Spelling Bee in Redwood Falls
May 27 - June 2, 2017 - Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Photos and Media: By participating in this event you are giving SWWC permission to use any audio/video recordings and photographs that are taken during the event.