Dust off those imaginations and get those story ideas flowing… It’s time for
WTVP’s PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST 2013!
The Contest is open to kids in Kindergarten through Third Grade, and local prizes are awarded by WTVP in each grade level. First place winners will also be sent on to the national level of competition where they will compete with other winning entries from PBS stations across the country for fame, glory and fabulous prizes including mp3 players, e-readers and tablet computers!
Entries can be fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose and must contain at least five illustrations. Artwork can include drawings, photos (taken by the child), collages, 3-D …anything goes as long as it is the original work of the child.
Stories will be judged at individual grade levels by a panel of judges that includes local teachers, librarians and various professionals. All winners will have their works published on the WTVP website and be treated to a party and prizes in the WTVP Studio. All entrants will receive a special Certificate of Achievement.
The contest officially opens on January 7, 2013, and entries are due to the station by 5:00 p.m. on March 27! Need inspiration? Check out last year’s winning stories
right here. And watch PBS KIDS GO! weekday afternoons starting at 3 on WTVP.
Remember, entering is as easy as 1-2-3!
Write and illustrate your
Download and complete the
Mail or deliver your story
and signed entry form to
March 27, 2013.
We’re looking forward to reading your story!
Take a look at the
2012 Contest Winners Books.
One entry per child
Single-author stories only
Story must be original work of the child
Original art can include drawings, collages,
3-D and/or photos taken by the author
Use only one side of the paper
Number each page on the back
Text must be printed/written legibly or
Children who can’t write yet may dictate
their story to an adult
Invented spelling is accepted
Story text may be on pages with
illustrations or on separate pages
Word count includes “a” “an” “the” but not
words on non-story pages (e.g. title page)
or those that enhance illustration.
Download Complete Rules: [English]
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