National Handwriting Day Contest


Today is National Handwriting Day, so in its honor we decided to have a contest! Read the rules below for your chance to win a one-of-a-kind Tornado plus a Retro t-shirt.


1. Hand write our tagline “Life is too short to carry an Ugly Pen!” (Must be your handwriting).

2. Photo your handwriting with your Retro pen of choice.

3. Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #NationalHandwritingDay (type this out please). On Twitter or Instagram tag us @Retro1951

4. Reread the above three steps

5. One entry per person. Contest ends midnight CST on Sunday, January 25th.


Two will be selected for best handwriting by the Retro 51 team (first option to select prize)

Three winners will be selected by random drawing (prize options available after two best have chosen, first come…)

We will announce the winners on Monday 2 pm CST. Please check back here and our social sites to see if you won.


Five unique one of a kind Tornadoes! These are samples we have produced by the factory but have never put in our line (with exception of the wooden Goncalo shown). You will also win a Retro t-shirt.


Top – Glow in the dark owl and floral print in purple

Second – Black fade to silver with linecut barrel

Third – Aluminum with purple fade to pink

Fourth – Green barrel with brushed barrel and heavy gloss varnish on top (very cool finish that we produced in our Lollipop series in Blue, Purple and Yellow only)

Fifth – Goncalo wooden Tornado. This is not a one of a kind but was a customer favorite.

You also win this…


Good luck!


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11 responses to “National Handwriting Day Contest

  1. Warren

    Hey will i be emailed if I win?

  2. Sandy Hunter

    PLEASE consider releasing the glow-in-the-dark owl one… THAT is the Tornado I have been waiting for!! The art is perfect- I have an affinity for line art, leafy things, AND owls- and the colors are perfect. I need it to go with my Zap!, my Tron pen, and my Dreamcatcher, because I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that it’s bad luck to only own three glow-in-the-dark pens. ;o)

  3. Thanks for commenting Sandy, I will pass this onto the product development team. “It’s bad luck to own only three glow-in-the-dark pens” -that’s hilarious!

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  5. *GASP* That owl pen! I would ABSOLUTELY pay money for that owl pen! Especially since my Tornado fountain pen is one of my top three pens in the world, so your products are clearly amazing. PLEASE release that owl pen! I’ve never owned a glow-in-the-dark pen before.

  6. Jessie

    OMG. I want the black fade to silver line cut barrel. It’s awesome. Any news if this will be offered soon? Please. Like, pretty please?

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