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 for a chance to win cool prizes! Stories are judged locally to determine local winners. Local winners are sent to the national PBS Kids Writers Contest for national judging. Everyone who enters will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
Congratulations to our 2015 local winners!
2015 kindergarten local winner
By: Mya M., Tampa, Mendenhall Elementary
2015 second grade local winner
By: Rico G., Tampa
Past local winners
Entering the contest
To help children prepare for the contest, encourage them to read last year’s winners, think about their own favorite stories, and create new stories using the online story creation tool. You can also 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
“Classroom Sweepstakes” drawing for educators: Classrooms that submitted five or more entries to the PBS Kids Writers Contest were eligible to enter a random drawing to win an Arthur library of books and a visit from an Arthur character for the winning school.
The 2015 contest has ended, but here are the rules: