PBS KIDS Writers Contest

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. It encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.  The contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.” In 2014, the WSKG Youth Writers Contest launched in an effort to offer older students a unique writing opportunity, too!  This local contest is open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6.

Congratulations to the winners of WSKG’s 2018 PBS KIDS Writers Contest and Youth Writers Contest! 

1st Place | Helicopter Rescue by Conrad Gopie
2nd Place | The Three Little Lambs and Hungry Fox by Joshua McKernan
3rd Place | Snakes and Sunflowers by Alice Abaya

First Grade
1st Place | Should You Get a Cat? by Amelia Parks
2nd Place | Lost and Found by Felicity Clarke
3rd Place | My Fun Snowy Day by Abigail Okogu

Second Grade
1st Place | Mary’s Roses by Grace Jean-Baptiste
2nd Place | A Vernal Pool Adventure by Frances Miller

Third Grade
1st Place | Grussel by Kyleigh Weiland
2nd Place | The True Story of Dorothy by Heyan Chung
3rd Place | Pick Me Pops by Evelyn Szeliga
Honorable Mention | The Mysterious Amazon River by Hudson Scaglione 

Fourth Grade
1st Place | U.S. Time Zones by Nehemiah Jahn
2nd Place | The Tiniest Royals by Reese Dimon

Fifth Grade
1st Place | Miss Literal by Inaaya Sethi
2nd Place | Stuck in Time by Ryan Witt
3rd Place | Tiny Tina by Lilia Mack
Honorable Mention | Hot Sauce Man by Ian Clark

Sixth Grade
1st Place | Dying Music by Ian Chung
2nd Place | The Case of the Missing Stanley Cups by Keyahn Sethi
3rd Place | A Typewriter of Truth by Kate Fehrer