Check out the 2019 PBS SoCal KIDS Writers Contest Winners

Enjoy the stories that won the three top spots and the ones that captured the best in humor, kindness and illustration.

Learn more about the PBS SoCal KIDS Writers Contest here.


Almost 900 SoCal students busted out their pens, papers and crayons for PBS SoCal’s 2019 KIDS Writers Contest. After much deliberation, here are the first, second and third place winners. Winners were also recognized for the following special categories:  Humor, Illustration, Science Fiction and Kindness.

Find more about the winners and the awards ceremony here.

First Place

Friends Make Friends – Ezra Kim

Friends Make Friends - Ezra Kim
Fort Irwin, CA. Grade: Kinder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wanted Crook Goes to Jail – Melvin Giron

The Wanted Crook Goes to Jail - Melvin Giron
Los Angeles, CA. Grade: 1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Moldy Avocado – Moses Higuera

The Moldy Avocado - Moses Higuera
Carson, CA. Grade: 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl of Fire by Hannah Yang

Girl of Fire by Hannah Yang
Porter Ranch, CA. Grade: 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place

My Journey to Meet my Baby – Surveen Singh

My Journey to Meet my Baby - Surveen Singh
Highland, CA. Grade: Kinder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Soccer Game – Soham Parikh

The Soccer Game - Soham Parikh
Brea, CA. Grade: 1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Golden Flower – Logan Ryan

The Golden Flower - Logan Ryan
Ben Lomond, CA. Grade: 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ups and Downs – Sophia Brooklyn Seymour

Ups and Downs - Sophia Brooklyn Seymour
Encino, CA. Grade: 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Place

Toms Green Skateboard By Le Ho

Toms Green Skateboard By: Le Ho
Santa Ana, CA. Grade: Kinder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifi and Looloos Food Fiasco – Lilly Jade Macdonald

Fifi and Looloos Food Fiasco
Burbank, CA. Grade: 1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Different People – Mariah Garcia

Different People - Mariah Garcia
Twentynine Palms, CA. Grade: 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Two Realms – Brennan Klier

The Two Realms - Brennan Klier
Burbank, CA. Grade: 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genres

The Baby Attack – Sathvik Vedula

The Baby Attack - Sathvik Vedula
San Ramon, CA. Genre: Humor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Little Blue Turtle – Allyson Oliver

The Little Blue Turtle - Allyson Oliver
Glendale, CA. Genre: Kindness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus vs. Minus – Katherine E. Moreno

Plus vs. Minus - Katherine E. Moreno
Los Angeles, CA. Genre: Science Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raindrop – Brittany Chen

Raindrop - Brittany Chen
Irvine, CA. Genre: Illustration