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 did the contest start and end?
The 2015 contest closed for entries on March 13, 2015. Stay tuned! Winners will be notified after April 10th.

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.

2014 Winners

First Place: My Snowy Summer Vacation, by Kashia Y.

Story Award: The Little Dragon, by Kaleb I.

Illustrator Award: Good Morning Mountains!, by Juliana B.

Honorable Mention: Extreme Friends, Micaiah S.

First Place: The Leprechaun and Me, by Brooke C.

Story Award: Argue Girl and Respectful Girl, by Lillian A.

Illustrator Award: African Spots and Stripes, by Madelyn W.

Honorable Mention: The Only Monster, by Dylan N.

Judges Award: My Animals, by Annabelle L.

First Place:  George and Abraham, by Will D.

Story Award: Little Turtle, by Grayson A.

Illustrator Award: The Hungry Peacock, by Olive H.

Honorable Mention: Anna Fisher, by Lillian G.


First Place:  The Techno Brains, by Christopher F.

Story Award: Invasion of the Frogfish, by Michael D.

Illustrator Award: Escape, by Quinn D.

Honorable Mention: The Bird that was Afraid to Fly, by Josie S.

Judges Award: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey, by Ursula K.

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