Zaner-Bloser is proud to announce the 2015 National Handwriting Contest winners! Schools across the nation 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: Shape, Size, Spacing, and Slant.
View the list of Grand National Champions, National Grade-Level Semifinalists, State Grade-Level Winners’ schools, and Nicholas Maxim Award Winners.
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
Grand National Champions
Grade K: Julius Rossowski, T.S. Cooley Elementary School, Lake Charles, LA
Grade 1: Quade Wilson, St. Joseph’s School, Columbia, SC
Grade 2: Emilia Poczatek, St. Constance School, Chicago, IL
Grade 3: Peyton Leigh Posadas, Grace Christian School, Raleigh, NC
Grade 4: Colleen Osgood, Seashore Learning Center, Corpus Christi, TX
Grade 5: Mallory Ann Gilbertson, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Hattiesburg, MS
Grade 6: Jack Edward Lieberherr, St. Anne Academy, White Bear Lake, MN
Grade 7: Addysen Hora, Flagstaff Academy, Longmont, CO
Grade 8: Stephanie Geigel, St. Andrew the Apostle School, Clifton, VA
National Grade-Level Semifinalists
Grade K: Kira Luna, Incarnate Word Elementary School, Corpus Christi, TX
Grade 1: Gracie James, Lehman-Jackson Elementary School, Lehman, PA
Grade 2: Audrey Brielle Hudson, Percy Priest Elementary School, Nashville, TN
Grade 3: Bianca Farro, St. Leo the Great School, Lincroft, NJ
Grade 4: Allie Cabiles, Valley Christian Academy, Santa Maria, CA
Grade 5: Puja Patel, Valley View Elementary School, Ashwaubenon, WI
Grade 6: Alexis Grace Dalton, Pleasant Vale Elementary School, Enid, OK
Grade 7: Daniel Francis Lyman, Sacred Heart Academy, Winchester, VA
Grade 8: Justin Menza, Midway Elementary School, New Tazewell, TN
Read more about this year’s Grand National Champions and National Grade-Level Semifinalists.
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.