For Immediate Release
WXXI NAMES 12 YOUNG AUTHORS AS LOCAL WINNERS OF THE
PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST
(Rochester, New York) April 28, 2010 – WXXI has selected 12 local winners of the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, which encourages children grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of writing and illustrating by submitting their own original storybooks. The local winners were chosen by a panel of judges from WXXI’s Education Advisory Board.
WXXI was one of 87 public television stations participating in this year’s Contest, which was designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. More than 150 local children submitted stories to the PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest, and all received a WXXI Certificate of Achievement. WXXI’s first place winning submissions will advance to the national competition, where a panel of renowned judges will identify the national winners. Winners will be announced and national prizes, including laptops, digital cameras and MP3 players, will be awarded in summer 2010.
This year’s WXXI winners created stories featuring tales of adventurous animals and stories from once upon a time.
All the winning entries will be posted on WXXI’s web site: www.WXXI.org/kids.
Produced by WNED-TV, Buffalo/Toronto and PBS, the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a part of PBS KIDS Raising Readers, a national initiative that uses the power of public media to build the reading skills of children ages 2 to 8, with an emphasis on children from low-income families. The effort is funded by a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education, part of a cooperative agreement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), PBS and The Ready To Learn Partnership.
About PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO!
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