Your Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest
Entry Kit is available for download.


The packaged PDF includes everything you need to get started:

  • Contest Rules and Award Information
  • School and Student Information Form
  • Official Entry Forms
    • Manuscript Grades K–2
    • Cursive Grades 3–4
    • Cursive Grades 5–8
    • Nicholas Maxim Special Needs K–8
  • Keys to Legibility Manuscript
  • Keys to Legibility Cursive

Each item will download as a separate page. We suggest using the double-sided option on your school's photocopier to put the entry forms and the keys to legibility on one sheet. It will save paper and put the worksheet and keys together for easy reference.

Download Additional Resources:

Family Letter—Build excitement around the challenge! Download this letter and send home with students so their families know they will be participating!


Certificate of Participation—Make it official! Download a certificate (Black & White or Color) to photocopy and personalize for each student. It's a great way to recognize their hard work and provide a sense of shared experience in the classroom.


2016 Handwriting Contest Winners