And the 2011 Winners are...

WTVP Is Proud to Announce 12 Winners and 5 Honorable Mentions in the 2011 Local PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

An elephant and giraffe make a daring escape from the zoo. A young turtle finally gets his game on. A girl and her dog open the hearts of their city. And three cats show off their unique styles. These are just a few of the award-winning stories written by Central Illinois students for WTVP’s "PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest."

The station is pleased to announce the following winners and their stories. Click on the book cover to read each story.

2011 First Place Winners


2011 Second Place Winners


2011 Third Place Winners


2011 Honorable Mentions


Prizes will be awarded during a winners’ celebration in the WTVP Studio.

WTVP congratulates all the entrants for their excellent stories! And thanks to Ms. Benson at Little Friends Learning Center in Peoria, Ms. Stickelmaier at Metamora Grade School, Ms. Wolfe and Ms. Dennis at Stevenson Elementary in Bloomington, Ms. McCarthy and Ms. Vendon at Blessed Sacrament in Morton, and Ms. Khattar at Davenport Elementary in Eureka for making us your class project! And whether you enter with a class or on your own, be sure to watch next winter for another contest. We’re waiting to read your story!

There are lots more opportunities to share your stories, drawings and ideas every day at pbskids.org.
Mary Heinemann
For more information contact:
Mary Heinemann | 309-495-0595
Mary.heinemann@wtvp.org for more information.