Kids Writers Contest

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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

2019 winners' video stories coming soon...
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.

Congratulations to all our winners!

1st Place Brystal Heintz "The Colorful Parrot"
2nd Place Shakthisree Sundaravadivel "The Puppy and the Kitten"
3rd Place Oyayi D. Magno "What Works!"
1st Place Ian Baker "The Big Win for the Hoppers"
2nd Place Jeenal Vivak Panchariya "The Seedless Apple"
3rd Place Peter Rayburg "The Running Man"
1st Place Chase Hartson "Detective Cooper"
2nd Place Josiah Mattocks "Mr. Mustache Saves Planet Peanut"
3rd Place Vaishvi Parikh "Super Dog!!!"
1st Place Alexander Rose "The Frog With a Zig Zag"
2nd Place Adithi Vibhuti "The Magical Garden"
3rd Place Broc Bryan "Monster World"
The Marc Brown Award is awarded for best illustrated story.

Vaishvi Parikh "Super Dog!!!"

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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