The Queen Mother’s Handwriting Awards

The Queen Mother’s Handwriting Awards

This competition has been running since 1977. It was during a visit to the East of England Show in 1976 that The Queen Mother expressed an interest in children’s handwriting saying ‘clear handwriting is an essential element of communication and self-expression. It is for this reason that I felt able to suggest to the East of England Show organisers, during a visit to the Schools Area in 1976 that I would support an initiative directed at improving children’s writing skills.’

Following the sad death of the Queen Mother the East of England Agricultural Society wrote to Her Majesty The Queen and asked if they could continue the competition in memory of The Queen Mother. Her Majesty kindly agreed and so the competition continues.

Cross Pens have supported these awards for many years by supplying one of their world renowned pens to the first prize winners engraved with their name.

The voluntary three judges, all past heads of schools, also select the poems for copying. These poems are carefully selected to include an increased level of punctuation, length of line and overall content for each class.

When selecting the winning entries the judges look in detail for correct copying of the poem, the formation of letters and words, correct positioning of punctuation and the overall presentation.

Queen Mother’s Handwriting Awards schedule of entry – Handwriting Schedule 2018

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CROSS PENS, PROUD SPONSORS OF THE QUEEN MOTHER’S HANDWRITING AWARDS

Click here for results of the 2016/17 competition

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