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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 28 and is open to children in kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades. First, second, and third place prizes are awarded in all six grade levels.

Congratulations to our 2023 contest winners! And thank you to everyone who participated in our Kids Writers Contest. We cannot wait to read the incredible stories you write next year.

“Gimli the Barking Dog”
By Lily Thompson
“Unicorns in a Mystical Forest”
By Nora Colvin
“The Lost Unicorn Fish”
By Hope Lowe
First Grade
“The Birthday Party Disaster”
By Elodie Criswell
By Nolan Smith
“Vinnie Saves the Animals”
By Vincent Bidwell
Second Grade
By Lydia Carlstrom
“The Day the Lava Came”
By Sullivan Moffett
“Animals out of the Zoo”
By Elliott Sickle
Third Grade
“Drew and His Little Monster”
By Isabella Wenzel
“The Story of Fat Gus”
By Grant Criswell
“Azar’s Bad Day”
By Landon Coppersmith
Fourth Grade
“Case Closed”
By Cailee Williams
“All About My Cat”
By Ellie Smith
“The Missing Kibble 2”
By Cricket Crew
Fifth Grade
“I Dream In Color”
By Grady Harris
By Juliet Fargo
“Mirabelle Walker Meets Magic”
By Lillian Bowen-Vollmer

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