The Scripps National Spelling Bee starts June 12
Los Angeles- June 12 will start virtual rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and will be televised on ESPN's networks.
ESPN will televised the virtual rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, as well as broadcast the final live. For the participants that made it to the final round, they will have to abide by the regulations of the COVID-19 protocol, which means testing negative for the virus, social distance, and wearing face masks.
“It will be an excitement-building sequence for the spellers and the audiences watching at home as the action and suspense of ‘speller versus the dictionary’ plays out over several weeks of competition this year,” said Dr. J. Michael Durnil, executive director of the Bee. “Last year was challenging for so many as we learned to cope with the pandemic. Now, as pandemic guidelines across the country continue to evolve, we’ve charted a path for the 2021 competition and national finals activities by taking enhanced health and safety measures for the spellers, their families and the team of people who support and produce the Bee.