Every year, The Old Farmer's Almanac holds an essay contest with cash prizes. Thank you to everyone who submits essays. We receive many wonderful entries, and they are all "winners." Enjoy!
This contest is closed.
The deadline for entries was Friday, January 24, 2014. Winning essays will be published in The 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac, traditionally published in September. Enjoy reading winning essays from past contests below.
Rules and Conditions
Cash prizes (first, $250; second, $150; third, $100) will be awarded for the best essay. Winners will be contacted and published in The 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac!All entries become the property of Yankee Publishing, which reserves all rights to the material. Label “Essay Contest” and mail to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444. You can also enter at Almanac.com/EssayContest. Include your name, mailing address, and email address. Winners will appear in The 2015 Old Farmer’s Almanac and on our Web site, Almanac.com.
Past Essay Contest Winners
Click below to enjoy the essays!
Winners of the 2013 Essay Contest: My Funniest Family Moment
Winners of the 2012 Essay Contest: How The Old Farmer’s Almanac Has Influenced My Life
Winners of the 2011 Essay Contest: My Best Original Money-Saving Habit
Winners of the 2010 Essay Contest: The Kindest Thing Anyone Ever Did for Me
Winners of the 2009 Essay Contest: My Pet's Best Trick Ever