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. Enjoy!
The 2015 Essay Contest
The 2015 essay contest closed on January 30, 2015.
We'll announce the essay winners for "My Best Car Story" in The 2016 Old Farmer's Almanac.
Prizes and Rules:
Cash prizes (first, $250; second, $150; third, $100) will be awarded for the best essay (in 200 words or less).
The deadline for entry is Friday, January 30, 2015. Winners will be contacted and published in The 2016 Old Farmer's Almanac! All entries become the property of Yankee Publishing, which reserves all rights to the material.
Past Essay Contest Winners
Click below to enjoy past winning essays! They are wonderful and often heartfelt essays from Almanac readers.
Winners of the 2014 Essay Contest: My Most Unusual Coincidence
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