What is the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest and who can enter?
It's a Contest held by many local PBS member stations for kids in K-3rd grade who want to write and illustrate their own stories. If your local PBS station is participating, you can submit your story to your local station for judging, and a chance to win prizes! Plus, everyone who enters gets a Certificate of Achievement. The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is managed by WNED-TV, Buffalo/Toronto and participating local PBS member stations.
When does it start and how do I sign up?
Participating PBS stations hold local PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contests each winter/spring. Please contact your local PBS station to find out if they are running the contest locally. To find your local PBS station, please click on this link.
Can I see stories from other Contest years to get ideas?
Yes! You can check out stories from previous years by visiting Story Central. Take a look at the national winners and think about your own favorite stories. What do they have in common? It seems they all have things like:
- a beginning, middle, and end
- a central event like a conflict or discovery
- characters who change or learn a lesson
- illustrations that help tell the tale