PBS Kids Writers Contest

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PBS Kids Writers Contest

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children's literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest is open to children in kindergarten, first, second and third grades and encourages them to celebrate their creativity while building literacy skills by writing and illustrating their own stories.

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest allows kids to experience the hands-on process of developing their own stories and illustrations, which builds language skills such as reading, grammar and syntax, and encourages creativity.

Watch the 2014 winner's video stories below!

Contest Details

This year's contest begins on January 5, 2015, ends on March 31, 2015, and is open to children in kindergarten through third grade.

Everyone's a winner!
Every entrant will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

1st place winners from each grade will
  • receive a NOOK® and gift card.
  • be enrolled in the WQLN Kids Club!
  • have excerpts of their story featured on WQLN-TV 54.1
  • have their story submitted to the national Writers Contest

2nd & 3rd place winners from each grade will
  • receive prizes

All winners will be recognized at the winners reception in May at WQLN.

Kindergarten • 2014 1st Place Winner

Second Grade • 2014 1st Place Winner

First Grade • 2014 1st Place Winner

Third Grade • 2014 1st Place Winner


"Spook the Dog"
by Dahlia Meringer