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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!

2022 Writers Contest Winners

Kindergarten Winners
First Taylor H. "The Lazy Caterpillar" Warren Area Elementary Center
Second Myles P. "If I Was Invisible" Early Childhood Learning Center
Third Charlie D. "The Hungry Wolf" Warren Area Elementary Center

First Grade Winners
First Grayson Z. "The Boy Who Understood the Eagle" Warren Area Elementary Center
Second Eddie T. "The Cat Fish" Edinboro Elementary School
Third Lucas L. "The Stuck Ball and the Pickle Solution" Warren Area Elementary Center

Second Grade Winners
First Violet M. "Never Alone" Iroquois Elementary School
Second Sanvi K. "Being Together" Fairview Elementary School
Third Reagan M. "Big Moon and Little Star" Warren Area Elementary Center

Third Grade Winners
First Avyan S. "Standing Tall" Robison Elementary School
Second Catherine O. "The Greedy Witch" Warren Area Elementary Center
Third Whitley B. "The Pizza Family" Our Lady of Peace

Fourth Grade Winners
First Jeenal P. "The Daring Dwarf: Pluto" Tracy Elementary
Second Hafsa K. "Jazzy’s Adventure" Grandview Elementary School
Third Grady H. "Boys Go To Jupiter" Wattsburg Elementary School

Fifth Grade Winners
First Melanie C. "Bigga and the Bandit Girls" Homeschooled
Second Cassie R. "Pedro the Sad Flipflop" Homeschooled
Third Shareen S. "Alana’s Story" Fairview Middle School

2022 1st Place Winners

Taylor H.

Kindergarten
First Place

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Grayson Z.

Frist Grade
First Place

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Violet M.

Second Grade
First Place

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Avyan S.

Third Grade
First Place

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Jeenal P.

Fourth Grade
First Place

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Melanie C.

Fifth Grade
First Place

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2022 2nd Place Winners

Myles P.

Kindergarten
Second Place

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Eddie T.

Frist Grade
Second Place

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Sanvi K.

Second Grade
Second Place

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Catherine O.

Third Grade
Second Place

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Hafsa K.

Fourth Grade
Second Place

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Cassie R.

Fifth Grade
Second Place

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2022 3rd Place Winners

Charlie D.

Kindergarten
Third Place

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Lucas L.

Frist Grade
Third Place

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Reagan M.

Second Grade
Third Place

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Whitley B.

Third Grade
Third Place

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Grady H.

Fourth Grade
Third Place

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Shareen S.

Fifth Grade
Third Place

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