About the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee
Each year, nearly 80 students from Nebraska and western-Iowa compete in the Omaha World-Herald’s Midwest Spelling Bee. The students earn the right to compete in the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee by winning their county or district bees. The winner of the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete against champion spellers from across the country in the Scripps National Spelling Bee the end of May. The Omaha World-Herald is proud to sponsor The Midwest Spelling Bee since 1929.
2017 Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee
For a student to compete in the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee they must be from a school registered with Scripps. Registration information is here.
Registration dates and prices are as follows:
- The Early Bird School Enrollment Fee is $127 from August 22 to October 14, 2016.
- The Standard School Enrollment Fee is $202 from October 15 to December 9, 2016.
- The Early Bird Home School Family Enrollment Fee is $92 from August 22 to October 14, 2016.
- The Standard Home School Enrollment Fee is $167 from October 15 to January 30, 2017.
****School Enrollment period has been extended through January 30, 2017.
The Omaha World-Herald has waived our Scripps sponsor credit so as to keep registration costs low for our schools.
County Coordinators can register here.
Current County Coordinator List here.
Schools Registered with Scripps here.
2017 Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee Details
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Omaha Public Schools TAC Building
3215 Cuming Street
- 8:15 AM Registration
- 9:00 AM Bee Begins
Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee
Midwest Spelling Bee Coordinator
1314 Douglas Street, Suite 600
Omaha, NE 68102