Every year, The Old Farmer's Almanac holds an essay contest with cash prizes. Enter the 2016 contest below. And thank you to everyone who shares their essays; we receive many wonderful submissions. Enjoy!
The 2016 Essay Contest Topic
U.S. Readers: “A New U.S. National Holiday We Need—and Why”
Canadian Readers: “A New Canadian National Holiday We Need—and Why”
Cash prizes (first, $250; second, $150; third, $100) will be awarded for the best essay (in 200 words or less).
Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2016. Winners will be contacted and published in The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac and published on Almanac.com.
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 2015 Essay Contest: My Best Car Story
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