Politics Coronavirus impact: National Spelling Bee canceled for first time since 1945 Updated : April 22, 2020 08:33 AM IST Scripps will not change eligibility requirements for the next bee, which is scheduled for June 1-3, 2021 Hundreds of kids compete every year in the national finals, which are televised by ESPN, and Scripps was aiming this year for a field of around 400. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.