Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee

The Carolina Panthers are excited to provide students and schools in our region the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee through the inaugural Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Who's Eligible?

Public, independent, charter and home-school students in grades 3-8 in the listed designated counties/ districts in North and South Carolina. Please refer to the below list of North and South Carolina counties/school districts that qualify to participate in the Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee. If your county or school district is not listed, then you are eligible to participate in a different regional Spelling Bee.

Click here: List of Eligible Counties

Who qualifies for the Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee?

One (1) champion/ representative from each school district in North and South Carolina is eligible to advance to the Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee.

Please note: Independent/ Home/ Charter schools will each be considered as their own "district". Example: One (1) Independent school champion will earn an invitation to the Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee.

School districts must submit district winner information by March 6, 2021.

Are there separate Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bees for North and South Carolina?

Yes, the Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee is comprised of separate competitions for North Carolina and South Carolina students.

Do winners of the Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.?

Yes, Scripps will provide the top three (3) finishers in the Carolina Panthers North Carolina Regional Bee invitations to advance to the National Bee. Scripps will provide the South Carolina champion of the Carolina Panthers Regional Bee a spot in the National Bee.

How do I register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee?

Click here: www.spellingbee.com/enrollment.

Is there a registration fee?

The registration fee for the Scripps National Spelling Bee program is $175 per school. There is no additional fee required for the Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee.

What are the key dates?

February 8, 2021: Scripps school registration deadline
March 3, 2021: School and district Bees completed
March 6, 2021: Deadline to submit DISTRICT winner's name, school, grade, age, t-shirt size and photo to: annewood@pamlicoschools.org
March 20-21, 2021: Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee at Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)

How will I know what words to use at my school's Spelling Bee?

Scripps National Spelling Bee will provide your school's Spelling Bee coordinator a list of words to use for your school's Bee.

Is there a plan in case COVID-19 affects the 2021 Bee?

Yes. While we remain hopeful the Bee will take place in person, Scripps has provided guidance on how to host your Bee virtually. Registered schools can find an on-line platform to host their Bees at www.spellingbee.com. Should health guidelines mandate, there is a virtual plan for the Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee.

Who do I contact with questions?

Questions may be submitted to community.relations@panthers.nfl.com OR to annewood@pamlicoschools.org.

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