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

Florida PBS LearningMedia offers a collection of online teacher resources aligned to current Florida education standards, for use in classrooms.

New “Classroom Sweepstakes” drawing for educators! 
Classrooms that submit five or more entries to the PBS Kids Writers Contest will be eligible to enter a random drawing to win an Arthur library of books and a visit from an Arthur character for the winning school.

To enter complete the “Classroom Sweepstakes” entry form listing student names and story titles. One form must be submitted as a cover sheet for all student entries from a single classroom in order to qualify for the drawing. Entry forms must be postmarked by March 30, 2015 and will be forwarded to the national drawing by WEDU.

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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