UNK- Beginning March 1, entries can be submitted for the Tenth Annual Nebraska Handwriting Contest which will be judged April 1. The contest is open to all Nebraska residents to promote legible handwriting as an effective means of communication. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: ages 12 and under, ages 13-16, ages 17-49 and ages 50 and over. Conducted by the Annual American Handwriting Competition, the contest is an activity endorsed and supported by the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska State Education Association with prizes sponsored by Follett’s Campus Bookstore in Kearney.

Winners will be announced to the press by the end of April.

The Nebraska Handwriting Contest was created in 1991 by Tom Hutson of Red Cloud in memory of his mother Eva.

For rules and texts to be copied, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Nebraska Handwriting Contest, Attention: Julie Agard, University of Nebraska at Kearney, College of Education, Kearney, NE 68849. If you wish to receive the results of the contest, please include two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes.

The rules and texts are also posted at the following locations: http://www.nsea.org and http://coe.unk.edu/contest.