Legible penmanship a must for shot at winning handwriting contest – Kearney Hub: Local

KEARNEY — It’s about slope, size, space and overall neatness of penmanship for the 21st-annual Nebraska Handwriting Contest, which is now accepting entries.

The contest, which began in 1991, is sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Kearney department of teacher education. The contest was created by Tom Hutson of Red Cloud in memory of his mother, Eva.

“The contest is open to all Nebraska residents to promote legible handwriting as an effective means of communication,” said Julie Agard, UNK teacher education assistant professor.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories — ages 12 and younger, ages 13-16, ages 17-49, and ages 50 and older.

The competition is endorsed and supported by the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska State Education Association.

Entry deadline is March 31. Award winners will be announced to the media and posted on the website by the end of April at www.coe.unk.edu/contest. …

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