How can my school get involved?

Any school located within the following counties is eligible to participate:

Illinois: Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair
Missouri: Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Warren

Remember, you must complete the two step registration process for your school each year.

Step One: Register with the Scripps National Spelling Bee

In order to participate in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee, the school's Spelling Bee Coordinator or Principal must first register the school (and pay a fee) with Scripps National Spelling Bee. Visit for more information.

Step Two: Register with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee

Teachers should receive a packet with registration information by early October. If you are a teacher in one of counties located above and you have not received a packet by October 10, please contact

After the school bee, you must register your winner by February 1 with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Both steps 1 & 2 must occur in order for any student to compete in any level of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee.