Win the An Post Handwriting Competition!



The school competition with a difference.

Thank you for taking part in the An Post/ INTO Handwriting Competition.

We had a huge response from schools all over the country. The standard of handwriting by children entering the competition was superb. We asked you to test your handwriting skills and you really put in a great effort. Well done!

Here are the winners for 2016


  • Madeleine O'Dwyer, St. Brendan's N.S., Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny, Category 1
  • Roibeárd Ó Maoilmhín, Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig, Bothar an Chaisleán, Leamhcán, Co. Átha Cliath, Catagóir 2
  • Lucy Keohane, Cloghroe N.S., Cloghroe, Co. Cork, Category 3
  • Ella Corrigan, Scoil Treasa, Ballycullen Avenue, Firhouse, Dublin 24, Category 3
  • Andra Tekoriute, Bunscoil Lughaidh Naofa, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, Category 4
  • Nikita O'Sullivan, Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní, Mask Avenue, Coolock, Dublin 5, Special Award
  • Johnathon Kelleher, Scoil Naomh Eoin, Ballincurrig, Leamlara, Co. Cork, Special Award


  • Julia Proniewicz-Patynska, Belgrove Junior Girls School, Seafield Road West, Clontarf, Dublin 3, Category 1
  • Cillian O Braonáin, Gaelscoil Phortlaoise, Cnoc na tSamhraidh, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Category 1
  • Daragh Keane, Kilcummin NS, Killarney, Co Kerry, Category 1
  • Olivia Mullkeen, Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Templeboy, Co Sligo, Category 1
  • Aoife Silke, Tarmon NS, Castlerea, Co Roscommon, Category 2
  • Callum Drummey, Bunscoil Bhóthar na Naomh, Convent Road, Lismore, Co Waterford, Category 2
  • Dallan Curran, Scoil Naomh Fionán, Whitecastle, Quigley's Point, Co Donegal, Category 2
  • Shantayan Banerjee, St. Mary's Primary School, Grace Park Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath, Category 2
  • Anna Copas, St. Peter's NS, Dromiskin, Dundalk, Co Louth, Category 3
  • Nicola Walsh, Glenmore NS, Robinstown, Co Kilkenny, Category 3
  • Cathal Walsh, CBS Primary NS, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, Category 3
  • Anna Bagnall, Taunagh NS, Riverstown, Co Sligo, Category 3
  • Holly Davidson, Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Muchgrange, Greenore, Co Louth, Category 4
  • Jill Gaughan, Scoil Mhuire, Ballyroan Road, Abbeyleix, Co Laois, Category 4
  • Julia McCarthy, St. Luke's School, Churchyard Lane, Douglas, Co Cork, Category 4
  • Caitlin Henry, Midfield NS, Swinford, Co Mayo, Category 4
  • Megan Collins, St. Mary's School, Old Court, Rochestown, Co Cork, Special Award
  • Jack Kelly Brown, Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mhoir, Emoclew Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow, Special Award

Teachers draw winners

  • Ms Máire Byrne, Scoil Aodán Naofa, Carnew, Co. Wicklow
  • Ms Barry, Regina Mundi College, Douglas Road, Cork 

Contact us
PO Box 11201
Dublin 1
D01 F5P2

Telephone: 01 522 4837



By taking part you, your teacher, your principal and your school can win great prizes. 

  • By entering, teachers will go into a draw for a luxury weekend away for two to the value of €300.
  • Winners are chosen based on class participation
  • In Categories One, Two, Three and Four an overall national winner and four regional runners-up will be selected
  • In the Special Category one overall winner and one regional runner-up will be selected

Overall National Winners

  • Category One national winner will win €500 for the school and a Postperson visit to their classroom with goodies for the class 
  • Category Two, Three, Four and Special Category will win a VIP class pass to the new GPO Witness History Visitor Centre
  • Each Category winner will also receive a €50 One4all gift card for the winning pupil, their teacher and principal

Regional Runners-up

Four runners-up in each category will win: 

  • €100 cash prize for the school
  • €25 One4all gift card for the runner up pupil
  • €25 One4all gift card for their teacher
  • €25 One4all gift card for their school principal 

Closing date

The deadline for entries is Friday, March 4, 2016 so get posting.


  • Category one: Junior infants and senior infants
  • Category two: First class and sceond class
  • Category three: Third class and fourth class
  • Category four: Fifth class and sixth class
  • Special category: Special needs class entries
  • Special category: Special needs class entries (wide line spacing)

In order to recognise the hard work that pupil's put into their entries, participation certificates will be available to download and print. 

These  certificates will be available on the website after the competition closes on March 4th.

We hope you enjoy the website and look forward to receiving your An Post Handwriting Competition entries soon.

Contact us
PO Box 11201
Dublin 1

Telephone: 01 522 4837