Kids and adults challenged to handwriting competition

The competition celebrates the art of handwriting

Cambridge University Press has once again teamed up with SATIPS for this year’s National Schools’ Handwriting Competition, following the success of last year’s competition which saw over 9,500 entries from around the world.

The competition, which runs from 19th September to 10th March 2017, celebrates the art of handwriting and aims to get children (and adults) picking up their pens or pencils and showcasing their best and neatest handwriting. The winning entries will be judged by Patricia Lovett MBE, world-renowned calligrapher and Chief Competition Judge.

Patricia Lovett MBE said, “This competition is all about recognising the importance of handwriting, and it was wonderful to see so many schools taking part. We were thrilled with the standard of entries in last year’s competition and very much look forward to receiving the children’s entries this year.”

There are five categories including one for staff, with an overall winner being selected for each category and further prizes awarded for the winning entry for each year group. Each category, with the exception of the 11-13 age group, has a set poem to copy – this year’s poets have been chosen by the 2016 competition winners; Cubitt Town Junior School, London.

To inspire children to get writing, winners of each category will receive a stationery prize and a certificate, and teachers from winning schools can choose up to £350 of Cambridge University Press education resources.

For more information and to enter, visit www.handwritingcompetition.co.uk.

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