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2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest

Students across the country are sharpening their pencils and their handwriting skills to compete in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

The Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest is the ideal opportunity for students to showcase their manuscript and cursive skills. The Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest rewards outstanding manuscript and cursive skills among students in grades K–8 and recognizes the teachers who understand the importance of handwriting for developing literacy in all students.

Official Entry Forms

    • Manuscript Grades K–2
    • Cursive Grades 3–4
    • Cursive Grades 5–8
    • Nicholas Maxim Special Needs K–8

Why Enter?

Participating students have the chance to compete for the honor of representing your school as a grade-level winner. School grade-level winners qualify to move on to state, then national levels, competing to be named one of nine Grand National Grade-Level Champions. Each national champion receives a cash prize and a special trophy!

The contest is open to all students in grades K–8 and includes a special-needs category inspired by a talented past participant, Nicholas Maxim. Participants who enter in this category must have a cognitive, intellectual, physical, and/or developmental disability. See the official rules for submission requirements.