Original Story Entries Sought for PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest

January 22, 2012

For More Information:
Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist 608-263-3364, lynn.brockmeyer@wpt.org
Bethany Schumacher, WPT children's outreach assistant, 608-265-5035, bethany.schumacher@wpt.org

 Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to submit their originally written and illustrated stories in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

The local contest, sponsored by the Educational Communications Board and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), gives youngsters an opportunity to expand their creative skills in the areas of storytelling, writing and drawing.

Prizes are awarded in each grade level for achievement in writing and illustration, and all local first-place winners will be sent to the national competition. Every child who submits a story for judging will receive a certificate of participation.

Local winners will be honored at an awards ceremony Saturday, May 5 at the Sun Prairie Public Library. Winners will be notified two weeks before the awards ceremony.

Contest rules and applications are available at wpt.org/kids on the Web or by phoning 608-265-5035. All entries must be received by Friday, March 23.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV/DT, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.