Writers Contest

PBS KIDS Writers Contest is open for submissions!

Writers Contest 2016

What’s the only thing better than reading a great story? Writing one! The PBS Kids Writers Contest is back and we are looking for the best student-penned stories in SoCal. The contest is open to children in grades K-3 and each entry must be an original work – written and illustrated by the entrant. Stories can be fact, fiction, prose or poetry – and each grade level will be judged separately.

First, second, and third place winners will be chosen from each grade. Every child who submits an original piece will be recognized for their participation with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Writers Contest

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Entry Forms and Rules

All entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2017 and must include an Official PBS SoCal Entry Form signed by the child’s parent, guardian or teacher. Be sure to read through the contest rules.


Mail your stories and completed entry forms to:
Attn: Writers Contest
Grade: ____
3080 Bristol St. Suite 400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Writers Contest booklet is locally funded by Read Conmigo. If you’d like to request booklets fill out our request form. BookPal is partnering with PBS SoCal to promote the advancement of children’s language skills through reading and writing. If you have any questions about the contest, please contact: writerscontest@pbssocal.org.