PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest for K-3rd grades

You (your students/children) are invited to enter the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest!

The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a national-local contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest 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. Thousands of kids have participated in PBS KIDS’ annual writing contest, building their creative voices, and developing critical reading and writing skills. See how the contest aligns with core standards.

We are looking for out of school time programs, classrooms and schools to have their students enter the contest! The local contest runs January 26-March 29. National judging will take place May-July, along with on air recognition of local winners.

To enter your program or student group, click on the registration link above. Contest packets will be sent out to individual educators (i.e., classroom teachers, after school program leaders) rather than school or program administrators, and are available in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

Find more information and materials online, including the Contest Entry Form

Join us April 20th for the Writers Contest Celebration @ tpt studios in St. Paul!

All entrants are invited to join us for this fun family event. Winners will be announced and recognized, there will be a meet and greet book signing with local children’s book author, story-telling, local leaders, food, character, fun! We will also tape the winners reading their stories plus interviews with their parents about how they have cultivated a love for reading and writing in their kids.

While we are supporting the Contest with broadcast promotional announcements, you can also help broaden the reach of the Contest to your students through the display and distribution of posters and entry forms at your organization. For even greater involvement, we invite you to consider integrating the Contest into your program’s curricula, and/or offering special writing sessions for interested students. Contact me for more information. General information about the contest (including rules, prizes, and additional resources) can be found on our website: www.tpt.org/writers

We hope you will join us in bringing the love of reading and the joy of self-expression to children in our community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Rebeka Ndosi: rndosi@tpt.org, or 651-229-1381.