Writers Contest

PBS KIDS Writers Contest

PBS SoCal is proud to announce the local winners of the 2018 PBS SoCal KIDS Writers Contest.

The winners in grades K-3 were recognized at a special celebration on June 6 and receive books and prizes.

Writers Contest Ceremony: June 6

PBS SoCal received a total of 774 stories from local Southern California children. All stories were read and judged by community members and PBS SoCal staff. Three (3) winners were chosen for first place, second place, and third place for each grade. PBS SoCal also selected one winner per Humor, Illustration, Science Fiction, and Kindness categories.


Previous Winners

First Place



Matthew Thomas Seaton,
Riverside, CA
Grade: Kinder



Joely Sandoval,
Torrance, CA
Grade: 1st



Abigail Ochoa,
Los Angeles, CA
Grade: 2nd



Juliet AShley,
Culver City, CA
Grade: 3rd

Second Place



Anouk Katira,
San Diego, CA
Grade: Kinder



Jocelyn Cabrera,
Santa Barbara, CA
Grade: 1st



Hayley Anne Foo,
Temecula, CA
Grade: 2nd



Rylan Gondoputro,
Carson, CA
Grade: 3rd

Third Place



Owen Gleason,
Newbury Park, CA
Grade: Kinder



Paisley Provan,
Burbank, CA
Grade: 1st



Peri Gordon,
Sherman Oaks, CA
Grade: 2nd



Sierra Burton,
San Diego, CA
Grade: 3rd


Genres



Joshua Garza,
Pico Rivera, CA
Genre: Humor



Elen Muradian,
Panorama, CA
Genre: Illustration



David Alexander Dorantes,
Pomona, CA
Genre: Fred Rogers Kindness Award



Fernando Solorio,
Wilmington, CA
Genre: Sy Fy

Questions

For more information or questions about the contest please contact:

writerscontest@pbssocal.org

The Writers Contest is locally funded by Thrivent Financial

Thrivent Financial