The Old Farmer's Almanac Essay Contest

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

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for this years essay can it

By cody

for this years essay can it be fake or do it have to be realty

We prefer that you enter a

By Almanac Staff

We prefer that you enter a real story. Thanks for checking!

I just submitted my essay for

By Kim Condoulis

I just submitted my essay for the 2015 contest online yesterday and realized today that I made an important typo that needs to be corrected. If I mail in a paper copy of my submission with the correction and a note, can that be submitted instead? Thank you!

Hi, Kim, Yes, you welcome to

By Almanac Staff

Hi, Kim,

Yes, you welcome to send by mail with a note. Or, you are welcome to resubmit online and we will just look at the most recent copy.

Kind regards,

The Old Farmer's Almanac editors

My essay involves other

By Judy Thiese

My essay involves other persons... can I change the names to protect privacy?

Hi, Judy, Yes, it is fine to

By Almanac Staff

Hi, Judy,
Yes, it is fine to change the names. No need to even mention it on the submission. Thanks for asking.
We appreciate your interest in our essay contest--and The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Sincerely,
Your OFA editors

When will the winners for the

By gingerlovinmind

When will the winners for the 2014 publication be notified?

The winners will be notified

By Almanac Staff

The winners will be notified in late summer before the Almanac goes on sale.

was my essay a runner up in

By jane hawley stevens

was my essay a runner up in the 2013 almanac?

We've just posted the

By Almanac Staff

We've just posted the winners. See above link! There were SO many great entries and we thank you!

Where are the essay winners

By Elizabeth Valdez

Where are the essay winners posted?

See the links above. Click on

By Almanac Staff

See the links above. Click on them. They will bring you to the winning essays for each year referenced.

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