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Sponsor: E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati.
Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C.
How to watch:
Preliminaries -- Wednesday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EDT. Live on ESPN3.com.
Semifinals -- Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT. Live on ESPN2.
Championship Finals -- Thursday, 8-10 p.m. EDT. Live on ESPN.
For the champion:
-- From E.W. Scripps Co., a $30,000 cash prize and an engraved trophy.
-- From Merriam-Webster, a $2,500 U.S. savings bond and a complete reference library.
-- From Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, a $5,000 scholarship.
-- From Encyclopaedia Britannica, $2,600 in reference works, including the Final Print Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and a lifetime membership to Britannica Online Premium.
From Middlebury Interactive Languages, an online language course and a Nook Color.
For the championship finalists:
-- From Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2011 Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD-ROM.
For all spellers:
-- Participated only in the preliminaries: $100 gift card.
-- Participated in the semifinals but not in the Championship Finals: $500 gift card.
-- Misspell in the first round of the Championship Finals through seventh place: $1,500.
-- Sixth place: $2,000.
-- Fifth place: $2,500.
-- Fourth place: $3,000.
-- Third place: $7,500.
-- Second place: $12,500.
-- First place: $30,000.
From Merriam-Webster, Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, on CD-ROM.
From Jay Sugarman, the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award -- a 2012 U.S. Mint Proof Set and award certificate presented by Sugarman in honor of his father.
On the Web:
Scripps National Spelling Bee round results will be posted on www.spellingbee.com in real time Wednesday and Thursday. Live updates and results also will be posted live Wednesday and Thursday via Twitter at @ScrippsBee .
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Scripps Spelling Bee
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