PBS KIDS Writers Contest
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Now in its 21st year, Vermont PBS will once again hold its PBS KIDS Writers Contest.
Formerly known as the Reading Rainbow Contest, the Writers Contest is a statewide contest designed to promote children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning.The contest encourages children in grades K-3 to create their own original stories and illustrations.
Entries must be submitted with an official entry form and follow the contest rules. Entries are judged locally by a panel of experts and winners are selected – three from each grade, for a total of 12 winners. Winners will be announced in mid-April and will be featured online. They will also be recognized at an awards ceremony here at the Vermont PBS Studio.
Each contest participant will receive a certificate of achievement, as well as an invitation to attend a Storytime Party that will be held at locations throughout the state. All contestants can sign up to read their story aloud to family and friends at the Storytimes.
Contest Kickoff - January 4, 2016
Contest Deadline - March 18, 2016
Judging - Early April/TBD
Award Ceremony - May/TBD
Storytimes - May and June
Winners of our 20th annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest!
Congratulations to all the kids who submitted stories to our 20th annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest! We had 140 creative entries from all over Vermont. The contest encourages kids in grades K-3 to create their own original stories and illustrations. Stories were judged locally by a panel of experts, with a winner and two honorable mentions from each grade level, for a total of 12 winners.
Our first place winners in each grade level are entered in the national contest! They were recognized at a May 2nd awards ceremony here at the Vermont PBS Studio. All contestants received a certificate of achievement, as well as an invitation to attend a Storytime Party, held at locations throughout the state.
Check videos below as the kids read their stories!
(You’ll also see them airing during station breaks on Vermont PBS and Vermont PBS PLUS!)
by Deborah, Burlington, VT
by Lucy, Middlebury, VT
“Under the Sea”
"Tim and Anna: A Horror Story"
by Alexander, Milton, VT
by Jeremy, Orwell, VT
"Run for Fun"
by Avaley, East Thetford, VT
"The Artist Who Wanted to be a Veterinarian"
by Keira, Hartland, VT
"Piano Practice Adventures"
by Madeleine, East Thetford, VT
by Noelle, Montpelier, VT
Check Out Past Winners!
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