And the 2013 Winners are...

WTVP is Proud to Announce 12 Winners and 4 Honorable Mentions in the 2013 Local PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

Dance competitions, swimming lessons, and journeys across the world and universe… Imaginations soar when kids put pencil to paper. 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.
Check Out the 2013 Local Winners Celebration video at the bottom of the page!

2013 First Place Winners


2013 Second Place Winners


2013 Third Place Winners


2013 Honorable Mention Winners


The first-place stories have advanced on to the national competition where they are competing against winners from other PBS stations across the country for fabulous prizes including tablet computers and e-readers. National winners will be announced this summer.

Local winners and their families were treated to a party in the WTVP Studio where they received prizes including books, writing journals and a special t-shirt announcing them as a writing super hero. Every entrant received an official Certificate of Achievement.

WTVP congratulates all our entrants for their superb stories. And whether you enter with a class or on your own, be sure to watch next winter for another contest. We’re looking forward to reading your story!


Watch the 2013 Local Winners Party:

Mary Heinemann
For more information contact:
Mary Heinemann | 309-495-0595
Mary.heinemann@wtvp.org for more information.