Kids Writers Contest

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December 4, 2018

Writers Workshop

WQLN Education, in partnership with Erie County Public Library, will present a Writers Workshop for K-3 students to help prepare them for our upcoming Kids Writers Contest.

The event will take place Tuesday, December 4 from 6pm to 8pm at Blasco Library.

Activities will include:
  • Writing tips
  • Illustration tips
  • Story time
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
For more information, contact Kathy at (814) 217-6001.

  Register for this Event

WQLN Education’s Kids Writers Contest

WQLN Education’s Kids Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children's literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest invites 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.

WQLN Education’s Kids Writers Contest runs from January 1 through April 1 and is open to children in kindergarten, first, second and third grades. First, second, and third place prizes are awarded in all four grade levels. Pre K stories accepted, but will be judged at the kindergarten level.

Entries accepted beginning January 1, 2019
Entry Deadline: 5:00pm on April 1, 2019

See the 2018 winners' stories below!

Contest Details

This year's contest begins on January 1, 2019, ends on April 1, 2019, and is open to children in kindergarten through third grade.

1st place winners from each grade will
  • receive a Kindle Fire!
  • be enrolled in the WQLN Kids Club!
  • read excerpts of their stories, to be aired on WQLN-TV 54.1.
2nd & 3rd place winners from each grade will
  • receive cool prizes!
All winners will be recognized at the winners reception in May at WQLN.
Entries can be submitted at the following locations:
WQLN Public Media
8425 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509
Mail or drop off
Raymond M. Blasco, M.D. Memorial Library
160 E. Front St., Erie, PA 16507
Drop off only
Edinboro Branch Library
413 W. Plum St., Edinboro, PA 16412
Drop off only
Iroquois Branch Library
4212 Iroquois Ave., Erie, PA 16511
Drop off only
Lincoln Community Center
1255 Manchester Rd., Erie, PA 16505
Drop off only
Millcreek Branch Library
2088 Interchange Rd., Suite 280, Erie, PA 16565
Drop off only

Kindergarten • 2018 1st Place Winner

Second Grade • 2018 1st Place Winner

First Grade • 2018 1st Place Winner

Third Grade • 2018 1st Place Winner

2018 2nd Place Winners

Jeenal Vivek Panchariya

Kindergarten
Second Place

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Vaishvi Parikh

Frist Grade
Second Place

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Adelena Hedderman

Second Grade
Second Place

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Melissa Mattocks

Third Grade
Second Place

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2018 3rd Place Winners

Ty Bryan

Kindergarten
Third Place

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Carissa Smith

First Grade
Third Place

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Arianna Watson

Second Grade
Third Place

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Nathan Klenowski

Third Grade
Third Place

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2018 Marc Brown Award Winner

Broc Bryan

Marc Brown Award
First Place

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