ACES Education Fund Eighth Annual Spelling Bee

April 21, 2021 @ 4:00PM — 5:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Refine & Refresh: ACES 2021 Online

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Help support the ACES Education Fund Scholarship Program

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


As part of ACES 2021 Online, this year's Bee is going virtual! This year, we’re bringing in a few of your favorite celebrity spellers.

Who will head home the reigning champion? Make a minimum donation of $15 to the ACES Education Fund to secure your seat at this year's Bee.

Cost: $15 minimum donation to watch the Bee, with a limit of 1000 in the audience.

Your fees go directly to the ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of ACES: The Society For Editing, and can help ACES fund the future of editing. Learn more about our scholarships.

Host & Moderator: Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster

Celebrity Spellers

  • Steve Bien-Aimé | Assistant Journalism Professor, Northern Kentucky University
  • Benjamin Dreyer | Copy Chief, Random House | Author, Dreyer's English
  • Henry Fuhrmann | ACES Education Fund President | Retired, Los Angeles Times
  • James Harbeck | Editor, Author, and Speaker
  • Ellen Jovin | Proprietor, Grammar Table
  • Mary Norris | Author
  • Maggie Lorenz | Editorial Specialist, Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • Beth Chapple | Freelance Editor | 2019 ACES Spelling Bee Champion
  • Jesse Sheidlower | Past President, American Dialect Society

Thank you to our event sponsor:

Attendees will have a chance to win Apple prizes provided by Lingofy! Prizes include two pairs of Apple AirPod Pros ($250 value) and two Apple Watches ($279 value). You must register and be present for your chance to win.