2014 Local Winners
Thanks to the more than 80 children who submitted entries for the 2014 WEDU PBS Writers Contest. It was a tough decision, but our team of dedicated judges has selected winners and finalists in each grade level. The first place winning story in each grade level has been forwarded to the national PBS Kids Writers Contest for judging. National winners will be announced later this summer.
First place winners and finalists will be receiving prize packages from WEDU and all participants will receive a certificate acknowledging their wonderful contributions to the contest. To read the winning entries, click on the links below.
Marina Haller, Kindergarten: “Go Slow For Manatees” (Wesley Chapel)
Arianna Boreman, First Grade: “I Found Some Gold” (Clearwater)
Alexandra Cooks, Second Grade: “The Frog That Was in Love with a Girl” (Seffner)
Alma Dasberg, Third Grade: “The Runaway Circus” (Sarasota)
The PBS Kids Writers Contest is open to any child in grades K-3 who wants to write and illustrate their own story. Next year’s WEDU PBS Kids Writers Contest is scheduled to begin January 2015.
Information for educators
The PBS Kids Writers Contest aligns with K-3 Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts – Literacy. Find support materials to help teach students the elements of story writing in this collection from Florida PBS LearningMedia.
What is the PBS Kids Writers Contest and who can enter?
It’s a contest held by many local PBS member stations for kids in K-3rd grade who want to write and illustrate their own stories. Stories are judged locally to determine local winners. Local winners are sent to the national PBS Kids Writers Contest for national judging.
Can I see stories from other Contest years to get ideas?