Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest in the News

News for 2019

Zaner-Bloser - Students Across the Country Gear Up for the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest
It’s that time of year when students across the country sharpen their pencils and their handwriting skills to compete in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

News for 2018

CBS New York - North Bergen, N.J. Third Grader Wins National Cursive Writing Contest
9-Year-Old Edbert Aquino Does His School, Academy Of Our Lady Of Grace In Fairlawn, Proud

The Star Tribune - The write stuff: Hopkins kindergartner wins national handwriting contest
The Hopkins kindergartner's entry, judged the best from among roughly 18,000 others, won the annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest for her grade level.

East Valley Tribune - Mesa girl wins handwriting contest
Emma Laird, a second-grade student at Pilgrim Lutheran School in Mesa, won $500 and the Nicholas Maxim Award for special needs students in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

KPIX-TV, San Francisco - 9-Year-Old Girl With No Hands Wins National Handwriting Contest
The nine-year-old from Virginia just won the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest’s Nicholas Maxim Award. The third-grader’s cursive handwriting was chosen as the nation’s best among students with special needs.

Victoria Advocate - Area handwriting champions out-pen competition
Our Lady of Victory Catholic School seventh-grader Benjie Corpuz is well-written with the write stuff.

Yahoo News UK - 9-Year-Old Virginia Girl Born Without Hands Wins National Handwriting Contest
Anaya Ellick, 9, participated in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest under a special needs category and took out the penmanship prize on Wednesday.

The Miami Herald - Third-grader was born with no hands — and just won an award for her cursive writing
A Chesapeake, Virginia, third-grader has won two national awards for her exceptional skill in handwriting. That's pretty remarkable on its own — except there's also the fact she was born without hands.

WTKR-TV - Chesapeake child born without hands uses penmanship to overcome challenges
A Virginia third grader, who was born without hands, just won the national award for her impeccable cursive writing.

WXXV-TV - Good Cursive Wins Woolmarket Student State Title
Sixth grader Prince Warren was told he was the Mississippi grade-level winner of the contest during a special surprise.

Ozark Radio News - WPE student claims 2nd grade handwriting award
Luke Skeeters, a 2nd grader at West Plains Elementary School, has the best handwriting of 2nd graders in the state of Missouri. 

The Town Lively - Yerkes Wins Handwriting Contest
Garrett Yerkes, a first-grade student at West Fallowfield Christian School, has been named Pennsylvania's first-grade winner for private schools in the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. 

The Dallas Post - Three Lehman-Jackson Elementary students among winners of handwriting contest
Three students found out they were among the winners of the state level Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest and will advance to the semi-final national round.

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise - St. John students recognized in handwriting contest
Six Bartlesville St. John Catholic students are state finalists in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. Their handwriting samples have been entered into the national competition. 

WTAP-TV - Belmont student wins award in national handwriting contest
Elizabeth Gray is a first-grade state winner in the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. She will represent West Virginia and compete against other first-graders in the national competition. 

KSDK-TV - Cursive won't become a lost art at this school
Kirk Day School in Town and County has a rich history of students being honored for handwriting. In the past five years, several students have been honored with state and national honors in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

News for 2017

Cornerstone Prep student wins first place in Handwriting Contest
Seventh grader Suzanne Whitney from Kennesaw, Georgia, won the state prize for her excellence in handwriting. This is the third year a student from Cornerstore Preparatory has won the state title in the National Handwriting Contest.

Hayes Elementary student national semifinalist in handwriting contest
Third-grader Emma Sullivan is named semi-finalist in the National Handwriting Contest for her superb cursive handwriting.

Mother Seton student wins national handwriting championship
Maryn Rajaski from Mother Seton School is considered a natural when it comes to handwriting. Maryn has won the state competition the past two years and now she has won the Grand National title. 

Mother Seton School students earn national and state awards for handwriting
Maryn Rajaski's has worked hard to perfect her handwriting over the years. This year she won the third-grade level Grand National title in the Handwriting Contest. 

National champion: Anasazi Elementary student honored for handwriting excellence
Paige Templet received distinction for her excellence in handwriting upon becoming the fourth-grade champion in the National Handwriting Contest.

Louisiana student earns top honors in national handwriting contest
Jakeya Duncan from Jonesville, LA, is one of two students nation-wide to be awarded the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in cursive handwriting. 

Reno kindergartner honored at Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest
Reno kindergartner, Priscilla Ton, recieved impressive distinction for her print manuscript in the 2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

First-grader awarded for excellence in print handwriting in national contest
First grade student, Julieta Brusco, from Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi, Texas, was honored at school assembly for winning the National Handwriting Contest for her grade-level. 

Forget texting: North St. Paul teen is national handwriting champ
Fifteen year-old, Jack Lieberherr, is a cursive king after winning the National Handwriting Contest two years in a row for his grade level. 

First grader becomes national semi-finalist in handwriting competition
Mya Gauldin becomes semi-finalist in National Handwriting Competition for her excellent print manuscript. 

The Write Stuff
Mya Gauldin, a first-grader from Dayton, Virginia, is the semi-finalist in the  2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest for the first grade level.

Woodland Student a Winner in National Handwriting Contest
Amanda Poulin, a seventh-grade student at Woodland Consolidated School in Woodland, Maine, won top honors for her superb handwriting skills. 

Valley 1st grader becomes national semi-finalist in handwriting contest
First grade student, Mya Gauldin, from Ottobine Elementary School in Dayton, Virginia, proves she has what it takes to win after becoming semi-finalist in national handwriting contest.

Master of penmanship: Dover South’s Edy Baca Reynozo is grand national champ in handwriting
Edy Baca Reynozo, a second-grader from Dover South Elementary School in Dover, Ohio, won the National Handwriting Contest for his grade level. Reynozo began speaking english last year upon moving from Guatemala.

West Nashville Student Proves the Art of Handwriting May Not Have Been Lost
Second-grader, Emerson Darr, from Christ the King School in Nashville wins national award for her perfect print handwriting.

Schauman Wins Handwriting Award
Jace Schauman, a second grade student from Sleepy Eye Elementary School in Sleepy Eye, MN, is the state level winner for Minnesota in the 2017 Zaner Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

Student's Penmanship Payoff
Helen Nguyen beats out seventh-graders from across the country to win 2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Competition.

Denver Third-Grader's Perfect Penmanship Wins Him a National $1,000 prize
Ben Myers, a third-grader in Denver, PA, wins Nicholas Maxim award for outstanding handwriting. The Nicholas Maxim award is given to two special needs students across the country each year.

Incarnate Word Academy Elementary Home of National Handwriting Champion
A first grade student at Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi received a trophy and $1000 at a school assembly. Julieta Brusco represents the best in handwriting by winning the 2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest for her grade.

IWA First-Grader Earns National Penmanship Award
7-year-old student, Julieta Brusco, from Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi wins the 2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

'Cool' for Monroeville to keep state handwriting championship going
Sixth-grade student Mallory Roeder, from Monroeville, OH, wins state handwriting contest for the third time in a row.