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WQLN PBS Announces 2023 Kids Writers Contest Winners

2023 Kids Writers Contest Winners
2023 Kids Writers Contest Winners

WQLN PBS is thrilled to announce the 2023 winners of our WQLN PBS Kids Writers Contest.

Congratulations to all of our winners! Visit WQLN.org/Writers to read their full stories.

1st Place: "Gimli the Barking Dog" by Lily Thompson
2nd Place: "Unicorns in a Mystical Forest" by Nora Colvin
3rd Place: "The Lost Unicorn Fish" by Hope Lowe

First Grade
1st Place: "The Birthday Party Disaster" by Elodie Criswell
2nd Place: "NASA" by Nolan Smith
3rd Place: "Vinnie Saves the Animals" by Vincent Bidwell

Second Grade
1st Place: "Elephants" by Lydia Carlstrom
2nd Place: "The Day the Lava Came" by Sullivan Moffett
3rd Place: "Animals out of the Zoo" by Elliott Sickler

Third Grade
1st Place: "Drew and His Little Monster" by Isabella Wenzel
2nd Place: "The Story of Fat Gus" by Grant Criswell
3rd Place: "Azar's Bad Day" by Landon Coppersmith

Fourth Grade
1st Place: "Case Closed" by Cailee Williams
2nd Place: "All About My Cat" by Ellie Smith
3rd Place: "The Missing Kibble 2: Back for Supper" by Cricket Crew

Fifth Grade
1st Place: "I Dream In Color" by Grady Harris
2nd Place: "Phoebe" by Juliet Fargo
3rd Place: "Mirabelle Walker Meets Magic" by Lillian Bowen-Vollmer

Thank you to our sponsors Kiwanis Club of Erie, Werner Books, and our generous community supporters Erie County Public Library and David Gorman, author of Waldameer Mystery Files, for their support that made this contest possible! And a special thank you to our esteemed judges from Erie County Public Library, Werner Books, Erie School Board, Bethany Outreach Center, and the WQLN staff for taking the time to make the selection.

Be sure to keep any eye out for more information regarding next year's contest!