Honoring local winners of PBS KIDS Writers Contest


A day to celebrate the young creative writers of our community!

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, twenty-six students, their families, and friends gathered at WSKG Studios in Vestal, NY to honor the winning story entries. Awards were given to First, Second, and Third place entries from the local PBS KIDS Writers Contest for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3. First, Second, and Third place awards were also handed out to students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 as part of the WSKG Youth Writers Contest.


Judges spoke about each story and read their favorite excerpts to the audience. Students were honored for both their creative writing and dynamic illustrations. Each winner received a goodie bag and book from WSKG and a gift card and toy donated by Barnes & Noble in Vestal.

Congratulations to all 26 students awarded this year!


group of student winners

2016 winners of local PBS KIDS Writers Contest & WSKG Youth Writers Contest



Special thanks to the Four County Library System, George F. Johnson Public Library, MaryAnn Karre, Doug Laura, Lonna Pierce, Sarah Reid, Sara-Jo Sites, and Sandy Stiles.  

Thank you to our 2016 project sponsors: