Zaner-Bloser is excited to announce the 2013 National Handwriting Contest winners!
Schools held their own handwriting contests and entered the winning student for each grade level. The contest entries were judged according to the Zaner-Bloser Keys to Legibility: Size, Shape, Spacing, and Slant.
View the list of Grand National Champions, National Grade-Level Winners, State Grade-Level Winners’ schools, and Nicholas Maxim Award Winners
About the Contest
Now in its 22nd year, the National Handwriting Contest is an annual event that Zaner-Bloser sponsors to promote legible handwriting. The contest is free to enter and open to all students in Grades 1–8. The contest includes a Special Needs category, the Nicholas Maxim Award. Students can win lots of great prizes, including cash and trophies. Zaner-Bloser estimates that over 4 million students have participated in the contest over its 22-year history.
2013 National Handwriting Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 2013 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest winners:
Grand National Champions
National Grade-Level Winners competed head-to-head to earn the top prize for each grade level, Grand National Champion. The winners are:
The Nicholas Maxim National Manuscript Champion is Jhonatan Hernandez, a second grade student from P.S. 229 Emanuel Kaplan School in Woodside, NY. The Nicholas Maxim National Cursive Champion is Paul Alexander Girolamo, a fifth grade student from St. Egbert Catholic School in Moorhead City, NC. The Nicholas Maxim Awards honor two special needs students each year for their handwriting mastery.
National Grade-Level Winners
Chosen from State Grade-Level Winners, the National Grade-Level Winners include eight public and eight private school winners. View list of winners.