WTVP / PBS Kids Writers Contest
PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2015
A Winning Book
Get those creative juices flowing! WTVP has great incentive to get kids in kindergarten through third grade writing! And teachers…be sure to enter our Classroom Sweepstakes for additional prizes.
The Contest
Rev up those imaginations and show us what you’ve got! This writing contest is open to all kids in kindergarten, first, second and third grades. Entries can be prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction, biographical or total invention and must be supported by original illustrations. Entries are due to WTVP by March 27 and local winners will be announced in April. All local winners will be treated to prizes and a party in the WTVP Studio and their stories will be featured on the station’s website. First Place local winners will be entered into the national contest where they will compete against entries from across North America for spectacular prizes—including the likes of tablet computers and e-readers—courtesy of national prizing sponsor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and PBS.
Entry forms and complete rules with word counts and formatting instructions are available below. Or call Stacey at (309) 495-0594. Deadline to enter is March 27, 2015.
Entry forms and complete rules:
A Winning Book
The Classroom Sweepstakes
Classroom teachers! When your students participate, you can win, too. Enter your classroom in the Classroom Sweepstakes to win one of two (2) special Arthur® prize packages including a library of Arthur books, courtesy of Little, Brown Books for Young Children, and a special appearance from PBS KIDS’ own Arthur. Rules and entry forms are available to download below, or call Stacey for more information, (309) 495-0594. All entries for the Classroom Sweepstakes must be postmarked by April 15, 2015 and received by April 20, 2015.
Classroom Sweepstake entry forms and complete rules:
Need help writing your story? Check out these activity sheets and writing resources:
Need inspiration and story ideas? Check out the stories from our previous winners
Some things to remember:
A Winning Book
  • Word counts matter!
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade stories: Minimum of 50 words and a Maximum of 200 words
  • 2nd and 3rd grade stories: Minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 350 words
  • The word count includes “a,” “an,” and “the,” but not the words on non-story pages such as the title page or those that enhance the illustrations.
  • Cover page is not required but very popular with judges. (Do not include in word count but do include in page numbering.)
  • Invented spelling is accepted.
  • Stories must have at least 5 original, clear and colorful illustrations.
  • Original art can include drawings, collages, and 3-D created by the author or photographs taken by the author.
  • Stories must be created on one side of the paper and numbered on the back of each page.
  • Deadline is March 27, 2015. Stories may be post marked or delivered to WTVP by 5:00 p.m. The station is located at 101 State Street, Peoria IL 61602.
Watch the 2013 Local Winners Party:
Get Abobe Acrobat Reader
The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is produced by PBS and based on the Reading Rainbow® Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, a concept developed by WNED-TV, Buffalo..
blog comments powered by Disqus