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.
Information for educators
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
- 2015 WEDU PBS Kids Writers Contest Entry Form (.PDF)
- 2015 WEDU PBS Kids Writers Contest Rules (.PDF)
These files require Acrobat Reader. (Free Download)
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?