Few things spark a child's imagination like a good book. That's why PBS SoCaL is looking for your child's original stories!
PBS SoCaL encourages Southern California children to create an original story as part of the PBS KIDS GO! Writer's Contest. Open to kids in grades K-3, each entry must be an original work written and illustrated by the student. Stories can be fact or fiction, prose or poetry and each grade level will be judged separately.
First, second, and third place winners were chosen from each grade to receive prizes locally. First place winners will also be entered in to the national contest.
Local 2013 Winners Announced
- Kindergarten: Thejana J. - "Hard Working Dad's Day"
- First Grade: Lia B. "The Lambs Band"
- Second Grade: Jude A. "The Brave Swan"
- Third Grade: Nils-Henrik F. "The Fight for Hope"
- Kindergarten: Chloe K. "Mitten's Big Ocean Adventure"
- First Grade: Indie H. "The Adventures of Lilly"
- Second Grade: Kate J. "After the Rain, the Rainbow"
- Third Grade: Hassan N. "Ollich"
- Kindergarten: Zachary E. "Dinosaurs Come Back to Earth"
- First Grade: Jackson M. "The Trap!"
- Second Grade: Avalon B. "Fish and Shark Become Friends"
- Third Grade: Arnav V. "The Super Dinosaur & The Hot Chocolate"
- Creative Use of PBS Content: Zach P. "The Fox Who Was Lost"
The goal of the contest is to encourage, challenge and reward effort, so every child who submits an original story will be recognized for their participation with a Certificate of Appreciation. We hope you will submit a story next year! PBS SoCaL wants your original ideas!
Can't wait to get started on next year's Contest? Discover how writing is an easy way to encourage your child's reading and literacy skills with activity suggestions from PBS.
- Help your child learn the Craft of Writing
- See a child's Writing Development
- Explore vocabulary with WordGirl resources
Find story writing tips and ideas in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Writing Guide, which provides suggested activities and a checklist to help kids create their stories. Be sure to visit the PBS KIDS GO! Writer's Contest website to learn more, read previous winning stories, and to stay up to date on next year’s national contest.