About the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest
Now in its 24th year, the National Handwriting Contest is an annual event sponsored by Zaner-Bloser to promote legible handwriting. The contest is free to enter and open to all students in Grades K–8. The contest includes a Special Needs category, the Nicholas Maxim Award. Students can win many great prizes, including cash and trophies. Zaner-Bloser estimates that more than 4 million students have participated in the contest over its 23-year history.
2015 National Handwriting Contest Winners
Nicholas Maxim Award Winners
The Nicholas Maxim National Manuscript Winner is Jacob Donahue, a fourth grade student from St. Brendan School in Hilliard, OH. The Nicholas Maxim National Cursive Winner is Emily Van Wienen, a second grade student from West Side Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI. The Nicholas Maxim Awards honor two special needs students each year for their handwriting mastery. "Read more about this year's winners."
State Grade-Level Winners
Judges selected state winners in Grades K-8 for both public and private schools.