2019 PBS KIDS Writers Contest
This contest is now closed. Thank you for your entries!
Watch out for next year's contest!
Enter your story or poem to win cool prizes and have your story published online.
The contest is open to children in grades K-3 and each entry must be an original work – written and illustrated by the entrant.
First, second, and third place winners will be chosen from each grade. Every child who submits an original piece will receive a Certificate of Appreciation for their participation.
1st place winners: PBS KIDS Playtime Pad; $50 gift card, books, and PBS KIDS goodies.
2nd place winners: PBS KIDS Plug and Play, $25 gift card, books and PBS KIDS goodies.
3rd place winner: $25 gift card, books and PBS KIDS goodies.
Special Category Winner: $50 gift card, books, and PBS KIDS goodies.
Entry Forms and Rules
All entries must be postmarked by May 6, 2019 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.
Email your stories along with your entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can mail your story along with the entry form to:
Attn: Writers Contest
3080 Bristol St. Suite 400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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For more information or questions about the contest please contact:
The Writers Contest is locally funded by