Every year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds an essay contest with cash prizes. Enter here—and read wonderful winning essays from prior years!
The 2017 Essay Contest
The essay contest for this year is now closed. The winners will be announced in The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Enjoy essays from prior contests below!
This year, our essay topic is “The Historical Figure I Would Like to Meet—and Why.” Cash prizes (first, $250; second, $150; third, $100) will be awarded for the best essays in 200 words or less. Entries must be yours, original, and unpublished. All entries become the property of Yankee Publishing, which reserves all rights to the material. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 27, 2017. Enter here (see link above) or label “Essay Contest” and mail to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444. Include your name, mailing address, and email address. Winners will appear in The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac and on Almanac.com.
Essay Contest Winners
Click below to enjoy past winning essays. They are so many inspiring and often heartfelt essays from Almanac readers.
Winners of the 2016 Essay Contest: A New Holiday We Need—And Why
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
All the best if you enter your own essay! Explore and enter all of our Almanac contests here.