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Calling Young Writers!


The 2023 WQLN PBS Kids 2023 Writers Contest is coming soon! WQLN PBS invites kids to experience the hands-on process of developing their own stories and illustrations. By encouraging your child to participate, you are helping to promote the advancement of children’s literacy and language skills such as reading, grammar, syntax, and creativity.

Who can enter?
Any child in grades K-5 who wants to write and illustrate their own story may enter the contest. Students may be from public, private schools, or homeschooled.

Who picks the winning stories?
Stories are judged by a diverse group of volunteers. Judges determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each grade level.

How long does the contest run?
Each year’s contest begins January 1 and runs through March 31. Entry Deadline is 5:00pm on March 31.

How do I enter?
Download the contest entry form and the contest rules. Parents must read rules and completely fill out entry form. Students write and illustrate their story, following the specific guidelines listed in the Contest Rules document. Parents mail in completed Entry Form and child’s story to WQLN PBS Kids Writers Contest, 8425 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509. Contest Entry Form and Rules COMING SOON.

Can my child submit more than one story?
No. Please only submit one story per child.

Who should I contact with questions?
For more information contact Jennifer Allen at (814) 217-6015 or JAllen@WQLN.org

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