Efforts are on again this year to encourage good handwriting among primary school students.

This comes with the hosting of the 4th Primary School Handwriting Competition by the Isaiah 55 Centre for Spiritual & Developmental Training, being undertaken in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.

The competition, which starts next term, is open to children in three age categories, namely six to seven, eight to nine and 10 to11 years.

Students must provide a sample of their best handwriting style, using the Handwriting Text provided to primary schools by the sponsors. They should pay close attention to rewriting the text in its entirety as they could be disqualified.

Competitors must write with pencils, and their handwriting must be legible and neat. No markers are allowed. Entries must be submitted on foolscap paper, sized 8.5 by 11 inches only, and margins should be one inch on all sides of the paper. They must then be attached to the application form, also available at schools.

Schools are required to submit no more than two entries per category. These must be submitted by Wednesday, June 3, in a sealed envelope marked: ???Handwriting Competition??? to: ???Isaiah 55 Centre for Spiritual & Developmental Training, ???Georgia???, Mansion Road, Bank Hall, St. Michael. Attention: Mrs. Cassandra Bowen.

The handwriting competition will be judged on flow, consistency, legibility, individuality, layout, neatness, style and flair of handwriting. Prizes including fine writing instruments will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners for excellence in penmanship in each age category.??The Judges??? decision is final.


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