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2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee, June 2-4

Merriam-Webster is proud to play a supporting role in the 83rd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee (June 2-4), lending our language expertise to word lovers and students alike.

The Spelling Bee's only official resource for spelling and pronunciation is: Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged.

Merriam-Webster awards Webster's Third to all regional champions to help them prepare for the tough competition of the national finals. Every second-place runner-up contestant receives a copy of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. Based upon Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, the Collegiate has served as America's best-selling dictionary for over 100 years!