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Martha Speaks
Martha Speaks

It’s WXXI’s Martha Speaks Coloring & Caption Contest

About the Series: Based on the popular books by Susan Meddaugh, MARTHA SPEAKS debuts its first season on WXXI TV 21/Cable 11/DT 21.4 PBS KIDS line-up Mon.-Fri 7:30am-8:00am

The series follows the adventures of Martha, a beloved family dog, whose appetite for alphabet soup gives her the power of human speech.


Martha Speaks Rules Download

Open to children ages 4-12 years old who reside in the WXXI viewing area: prizes will be awarded in three age categories.

All entries must be postmarked by Nov. 1, 2008

Winners will be selected by November 10th.


Rules: See below

Download Coloring/Caption Contest and Rules (.PDF)

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1. Contest is open to children ages 4-12 who reside in the WXXI viewing area.

2. Only 1 entry, per child, is permitted.

3. WXXI Employees’ children are not eligible to participate.

4.  To enter, color the Martha Speaks picture and fill in Martha’s caption bubble with what you think Martha might say. 

            *Children who are 4, 5 or 6 may dictate to their parent or guardian for Martha’s caption. Martha’s words must be imagined by the child but the adult may write for the 4, 5 or 6 year old. 
            *Captions by children ages 7-12 must be in the child’s own writing.

5.  Fill out the entry information below then mail completed entry and colored picture/caption to: 

       Attn:  J. Levy, Education Department
       P.O. Box 30021
       Rochester, NY  14603-3021

6.  Entries must be post marked by Saturday, November 1st, 2008.

7.  One grand prize winner will be chosen in the following age categories:  4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
8.  Winners will be selected by November 10th, 2008.  Winners will be notified and awarded prizes via U.S. mail soon after decisions are made. 

9.  WXXI is not responsible for lost, illegible, incomplete, misdirected or late entries.

10.  All entries become the property of WXXI Public Broadcasting Council.

11.  Odds of winning depend on the number of entries submitted.



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