It’s our 20th annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest!

The PBS Kids Writers Contest encourages kids in grades K-3 to create their own original stories and illustrations.  Entries must follow contest rules and be received by Friday, March 20th  with an official entry form.  Stories are judged locally by a panel of experts and winners are selected – three from each grade, for a total of 12 winners.

First place winners in each grade level are sent on to the national contest. Local 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.  All contestants 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.

Kids, put on your creative caps and get busy! Contest opens Monday, January 5. All entries must be received by Friday, March 20.

Learn
the rules!

Download and read these rules to ensure eligibility and how to participate.

Contest Rules (pdf)

 

Enter
the contest!

Complete the form and send in to Vermont PBS.

Entry Form (pdf)

 

Get some tips
and begin!

Check out these AWESOME ACTIVITIES from PBS and Highlights Magazine to help jump start your story writing experience! Also, view our previous winners below!

  

 


Get inspired by our 2014 winners!

A special recognition goes out to our friend Joshua from Middlebury, who received a 1st Place in our statewide contest, and a 3rd Place among all First Graders in the PBS Kids National Writers Contest.

"The Colors I Feel" by Joshua, Middlebury, Vt.

 

Kindergarten

Winner

"Picture" the Flower"
by Skye, South Royalton, Vt.

Honorable Mentions

"Time Machine"
by Holden, Essex Junction, Vt.    

"Toppy's Mystery"
by Zoe, East Thetford, Vt.
 

First Grade
Winner

"The Colors I Feel"
by Joshua, Middlebury, Vt.

Honorable Mentions

"How the Stars Were Put in the Sky"
by Macey, Lyndonville, Vt.

"The Journey"
by Avaley, East Thetford, Vt.

 

Second Grade

Winner


"The Northern Lights"
by Alden, Johnson, Vt.

Honorable Mentions

"Tinkin the Tin Can"
by Sophia, Huntington, Vt.

"Ender the Hamster"
by Madeleine, East Thetford, Vt.


 

Third Grade

Winner
 

"Squid in the Sink"
by Harrison, Manchester Center, Vt.

Honorable Mentions

"The Wish"
by Kiera, Brookfield, Vt.

"The Girl and the Gold"
by Josephine, Morrisville, Vt.

Watch the Stories


See the 2011 winners
See the 2012 winners
See the 2013 winners


 

 
 
 

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