KEARNEY, NE – Penmanship It still matters but, the most perfect and mistake-free penmanship is rare.
To promote and encourage good handwriting, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is accepting entries for its annual Nebraska Handwriting Contest.
This contest was created by Tom Hutson of Red Cloud in memory of his mother, Eva, and has been an annual contest every since, kept alive by the Department of Teacher Education for the past 28 years.
All Nebraska residents are welcome to compete in one of the four age categories: 12 and younger, ages 13-16, ages 17-49 and ages 50 and older. Entry deadline is set for March 31. This contest is administered by UNKs department of teacher education and supported by the Nebraska Department of Education and Nebraska State Education Association.
Text to copy will be provided for contestants and must be written in any of the various styles of cursive handwriting. Yes, thats right. Cursive, not printed. For official rules and text to be copied visit http://coe.unk.edu/contest/.
Judges will determine the best of the best by ease of reading, fluent rhythmic movement and technically correct performance of specifications such as the slope, space, size and shape of the letters.
Winners in each category will receive prizes sponsored by The Sequel Bookshop in Kearney.
Entries need to be mailed to: Nebraska Handwriting Contest, Attention:Julie Agard, University of Nebraska at Kearney/Department of Teacher Education, Kearney, NE, 68849.
For more information, contact Agard at 308-865-8556.