2015 WEDU PBS Kids Writers Contest

The PBS Kids Writers Contest is open to any child in grades K-3 who wants to write and illustrate their own story. Submit your story to WEDU for judging and a chance to win cool prizes! Local winning stories will be submitted to the national PBS Kids Writers Contest for judging. Everyone who enters will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

To help children prepare for the contest, encourage them to read last year’s local winners or national winners, think about their own favorite stories, and create new stories using the online story creation tool.

Download the PBS Kids Writers Contest "Story Writing Fun Guide" with brainstorming activities, help with writing and revising, and other ideas and tips!

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.

Enter the contest

The contest officially begins on January 5, 2015. All entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2015. Download the entry form and contest rules below then mail your entry to:

WEDU PBS Kids Writers Contest
1300 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607

These files require Acrobat Reader. (Free Download)

FAQ

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?

Yes! You can check out last year’s local winners or national winners and think about your own favorite stories.

 

The PBS Kids Writers Contest is managed by WNED-TV, Buffalo/Toronto and participating local PBS member stations.
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