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

When does the contest start?
The contest begins in January, 2016. Check back for more information!

Who can enter the PBS Kids Writers contest?
Children in kindergarten through third grade were 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.

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.

PBS KIDS Writers Contest Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 17th, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Winners and their families will be invited to attend.

2015 Winners

First Place: What Me and Ellie Like to do Together, by Jocelyn K.

Story Award: The Boy and His Frog, by Lauren P.

Illustration Award: I Like Cows, by Bobby L.

Honorable Mention: There is Deep, Deep, Deep Water, by Phoebe B.

First Place: Night Owl, by Juliana B.

Story Award: The Teerex Who Lost a Tooth, by Raena G.

Illustration Award: The Seasons, by Sienna L.

Honorable Mention: The Magical Outhouse, by Tessa W.

First Place: Patrisha Maggie Port, by Clare S.

Story Award: Play Like a Girl, by Ember Y.

Illustration Award: Ted Goes to Space, by Fletcher H.

Honorable Mention: How Popsicle and Blueberry Turned into Best Friends, by Grace S.

First Place: Grandma's Magic Spoon, by Adeline A.

Story Award: Swim Turtle Swim, by Mrinank P.

Illustration Award: The Magic Pen, by Alexis U.

Honorable Mention: The Barnacle Tree, by Grayson A.

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