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 2015 winners' video stories below!

Congratulations to all our winners!

1st Place Rylie Parthemer “The Famished Bird”
2nd Place Luke Himrod “Construction Problems”
3rd Place Kambria Grace Barber “The Space People”
1st Place Melissa Mattocks “The Kind Friends”
2nd Place Gavin Hale “Han’s First Day at School”
Due to a low number of entries, there is no 3rd place winner.
1st Place Sammy Heim “Swimming with Sharks”
Winner of the Marc Brown Award for Best Illustrated Story
2nd Place Landon DeDionisio “Misselzon”
3rd Place Sofia Garcia “Tammy: The Ghost Girl”
1st Place Ella Mia Moyer “Rest in Peace My Puppy”
2nd Place Elizabeth Sharon Boemmel “Bolt the Firefly Who Became a Hero”
3rd Place Kaiden Reisinger “My Amazing Super Power”
2016 winners' video stories coming soon...

Kindergarten • 2015 1st Place Winner

Second Grade • 2015 1st Place Winner

First Grade • 2015 1st Place Winner

Third Grade • 2015 1st Place Winner