PBS KIDS Writers Contest

PBS KIDS Writers Contest



Contact Holli Kirchner at
holli.kirchner@wpt.org or
by calling (608) 265-5035.

National PBS Kids Writers Contest
More past winners

Who can enter the PBS Kids Writers contest?
Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to submit their originally written and illustrated stories in the PBS KIDS 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.

When does the contest start and end?
The 2014 contest will open for entries on January 6 and submissions must be postmarked by March 21, 2014. 

Are there prizes?
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.

Read all the details and print out an entry form using the links on the left!

2013 Winners

First Place: Rain Forest Adventures, Jayden W.

Story Award: Toy Car, Quinlan K.

Illustrator Award: The Cheetah, Annabelle L.


First Place: My Sister, the Angel, MaKayla T.

Story Award: The Friendly Fish!, Mrinank P.

Illustration Award: The Cat Who Wanted to Climb the Highest Mountain, Mira Jean P.

Honorable Mention: The Hero Will, Will D.

First Place: The Missing Owl, Sawyer K.

Story Award: Pixie and Tank's Fiesta, Josie S.

Illustration Award: An African Team, Michael D.

Honorable Mention: Silly Cat, Peyton B.

Honorable Mention: The Cat, Cale L.

First Place: A Sea Voyage of a Lifetime, Ella B.

Story Award: The Big Race, Elisa S.

Illustration Award: Anna the Champion, Ella F.

Honorable Mention: Mortimer the Moose, Ella W.

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