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PBS Kids Writers Contest

2013 Contest Information

  • Purpose of the Contest:
    The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.

    Stories must be received by April 25, 2014.

    Required Forms:
    2014 Contest Rules & Required Entry Form (PDF)

    How the Contest Works:
    Children in grades K-3 from the WXXI viewing area are encouraged to write and illustrate stories to the local WXXI contest, which will select winners and award prizes. The first place winners from the local WXXI contest will then be entered into the national level of the PBS Kids Contest, where a panel of judges will select the national winners. National winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded during Summer, 2014. As in years past, winning entries in each of the Contest categories will be featured on the site, pbskids.org/writerscontest, and visitors to the Contest site will continue to have the opportunity to create “Story Mashups” with winning stories.


    The deadline is: April 25, 2014

    Mailing Your Entry

    Send your book entry with signed entry form to:

    PBS KIDS Writers Contest
    c/o Education Department
    PO Box 30021
    Rochester, NY 14603-3021

    Not sure how to get started? Check out these helpful resources for young writers to use during the writing process.

    Additional Resources:

    Questions? Contact: Cara Rager email: crager@wxxi.org phone: 585-258-0356