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WQLN PBS Kids Writers Contest

WQLN PBS 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 PBS Kids Writers Contest runs from January 1 through March 31 and is open to children in kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth 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, 2022
Entry Deadline: 5:00pm on March 31, 2022

Contest Details

This year's contest begins on January 1, 2022, ends on March 31, 2022, and is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

1st place winners from each grade will
  • receive a cool prize
  • read excerpts of their stories, to be aired on WQLN-TV 54.1.
2nd & 3rd place winners from each grade will
  • receive cool prizes!

2021 Writers Contest Winners

Kindergarten Winners
First Aidan P. "The Great Game Mix Up" Elk Valley Elementary
Second Riley L. "The Very Surprised Caterpillar" Sheffield Area Elementary
Third Grayson G. "The Very Lucky Ladybug" Warren Area Elementary Center

First Grade Winners
First Zachary K. "The Pirate Games" Homeschooled
Second Kurt L. "Glasker and the Danger Twins" Homeschooled
Third Claire P. "The Amazing Sheep Problem" Warren Area Elementary Center

Second Grade Winners
First Avyan S. "The Tale of Special Friendship" Robison Elementary
Second Audrey W. "The Little Grape" Warren Area Elementary Center
Third Brinley K. "Elise & Brinley" Edinboro Elementary

Third Grade Winners
First Dawson K. "The Adventures of Banana Guy" Fairview Elementary
Second Zeke F. "Dinos All Night" Union City Elementary
Third Yul C. "Ann's Adventure" Grandview Elementary

Fourth Grade Winners
First Vaishvi P. "A Special Friendship" Grandview Elementary
Second Shareen S. "The Castle Library" Fairview Elementary
Third Alivia L. "It Is Good to Be You" Fairview Elementary

Fifth Grade Winners
First Gabriel D. "The Walking Chip" Beaty-Warren Middle School
Second Caylee H. "Lucy Saves Christmas" Homeschooled
Third Jared A. "World War X" Beaty-Warren Middle School

Kindergarten • 2021 1st Place Winner

Second Grade • 2021 1st Place Winner

Fourth Place Grade • 2021 1st Place Winner

First Grade • 2021 1st Place Winner

Third Grade • 2019 1st Place Winner

Fifth Grade • 2021 1st Place Winner

2021 1st Place Winners

Aidan P.

Kindergarten
First Place

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Zachary K.

Frist Grade
First Place

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Avyan S.

Second Grade
First Place

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Dawson K.

Third Grade
First Place

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Vaishvi P.

Fourth Grade
First Place

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Gabriel D.

Fifth Grade
First Place

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2021 2nd Place Winners

Riley L.

Kindergarten
Second Place

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Kurt L.

Frist Grade
Second Place

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Audrey W.

Second Grade
Second Place

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Zeke F.

Third Grade
Second Place

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Shareen S.

Fourth Grade
Second Place

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Caylee H.

Fifth Grade
Second Place

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2021 3rd Place Winners

Grayson G.

Kindergarten
Third Place

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Claire P.

Frist Grade
Third Place

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Brinley K.

Second Grade
Third Place

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Yul C.

Third Grade
Third Place

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Alivia L.

Fourth Grade
Third Place

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Jared A.

Fifth Grade
Third Place

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