PBS Kids Writers Contest



Watch the first place winner's video stories below!

About the 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.

Congratulations to all our winners!

1st Place Gigi Kim "Feathered Friends"
2nd Place Lucas Myer "The Brig Niagara"
3rd Place Sammy Heim "Meg and the Volcano"
1st Place Ethan Mattocks "Once Upon a Pencil"
2nd Place Addison Jones "Playing Outside All Year"
3rd Place Adrienne Chaplain "Teddy"
1st Place Madalyn Wagner "A Present for Annabella Monkey"
2nd Place Sarang Kulkarni "The Picky Little Sparrow"
3rd Place Micah Heim "Paul Revere and the Midnight Ride"
1st Place Dahlia Meringer "Spook the Dog"
2nd Place Emma Hess "The Little Violin"
3rd Place Liam Dalton "Chicken Wing Man!!!!"

Kindergarten • 1st Place Winner

Second Grade • 1st Place Winner

First Grade • 1st Place Winner

Third Grade • 1st Place Winner


"Spook the Dog"
by Dahlia Meringer