- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - Entries are being accepted for the 26th annual Nebraska Handwriting Contest.

The contest is open to Nebraskans in four age categories: 12 and under, ages 13-16, ages 17-49 and age 50 and over. The entry deadline is March 31.

Entries will be judged on ease of reading, fluent rhythmic movement and technically correct performance of specifications such as the slope, space, size and shape of the letters.

Contestants will be provided text to copy for their entries, which must be written in any cursive style and not printed. Go online at https://coe.unk.edu/contest/ for contest rules and text to be copied. Entries will be judged in April.

Entries should be mailed to: Nebraska Handwriting Contest, Attention: Julie Agard, University of Nebraska at Kearney/Department of Teacher Education, Kearney, Neb., 68849.

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