Fahrney´s Pens Celebrates National Handwriting Day With its Annual Handwriting Contest
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In honor of National Handwriting Day, January 23, 2015, Fahrney´s Pens invites writers of all ages to enter its fourth annual Handwriting Day Contest. The contest winner will receive a Platinum Nice 3776 Limited Edition Demonstrator Fountain Pen with a 14K gold nib – a $250 value!
The purpose of National Handwriting Day is to remind the public of the importance of handwriting. According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA), National Handwriting Day is a chance for all of us to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting. WIMA sponsors National Handwriting Day every January 23 in honor of John Hancock's birthday. Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence and is famous for his large, bold signature.
Handwriting is one of the few ways we can uniquely express ourselves. To enter our Handwriting Day Contest, we ask that you express yourself in your own handwriting by sharing your thoughts on New Year’s resolutions. Do you make them and write them down? (Feel free to send us your list!). Do you think its a worthwhile exercise, and why (or why not)?
Handwritten entries can be dropped off at Fahrney´s downtown DC store or submitted by mail, fax or email by
January 31, 2015.
1317 F Street, NW
Attn: Handwriting Contest
8329 Old Marlboro Pike, B13
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Email (must be a scanned version of your handwritten story): firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner will be drawn randomly on Monday, February 2, 2015.
All entries will become the property of Fahrney's and may be reprinted without prior approval.
"Throughout history, handwritten documents have sparked love affairs, started wars, established peace, freed slaves, created movements and declared independence", states the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA)