Largest field ever battles to win the 2018 National Spelling Bee

In largest field ever, 516 spellers battle to win the 2018 National Spelling Bee. (ABC7)

The competition at this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee is tougher than ever with the most competitors in its history, 516 spellers.

In the atrium just outside the competition, it's a who's who of past winners, featuring their triumphant photos and the words they spelled correctly.

After round three on Wednesday, there will be more spelling. No more than 50 students will move on to the finals, set to wrap up Thursday night.

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