Up for Bid: Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship, 2026-2030

Scipps is accepting bid to host the National Spelling Bee from 2026-2030. Bids can be 1-year, 2-year, 3-year, 4-year, or 5-year committments.

Up for Bid: Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship, 2026-2030

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is accepting proposals to host its national competition with an anticipated commencement date of July 2026, for a one- to five-year term

Organizations intending to respond must send a completed “Intent to Bid” form to Beth Hecquet at Beth.Hecquet@Scripps.com by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, November 11, 2022. Full and final proposals are due on or before 5:00 pm EST on Friday, December 16, 2022. Late submissions may be disqualified and returned un-opened.

Here are the details:

Deadline to Bid: Intent to Bid: Nov. 11, 2022: Full RFP: Dec. 16, 2022

Time of Year:

2026: July 17-25 (preferred); July 24-August 1
2027: July 16-24 (preferred); July 23-31
2028: July 14-22 (preferred); July 7-15
2029: July 13-21 (preferred); July 20-28
2030: July 12-20 (preferred); July 26-August 3

Venue Requirements: Approximately 170,000 square feet of meeting space, preferably all in one venue but open to multiple venues with .5 miles of each other.

Attendees: 1,200-1,400

Hotel Rate: $325/night preferred

For the complete RFP package, click here.

For more information, email Beth Hecquet, Strategic Sourcing Manager, at beth.hecquet@scripps.com.