PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest
MILWAUKEE PUBLIC TELEVISON
PBS KIDS GO WRITERS CONTEST
Thank you to all of the 544 children, kindergarten through grade three, who entered illustrated stories in MPTV’s Seventeenth Annual Writers Contest. MPTV recognizes the time, effort and talent that is invested in this activity. Even if your story was not selected by our local MPTV judges, you are all winners in our eyes.
MPTV congratulates the twenty young authors whose work was selected by a panel of five judges from the fields of art, education and media. Entries were judged on the basis of originality, creative expression, storytelling, and integration of text and illustration. All decisions of the judges are final and not subject to appeal or review. Here are the twenty MPTV winners, as selected by the judges.
"Finding the Golden Rock"
"The Cowboy Who Lost His Boots"
"Sugar Goes Sledding"
"Oma Can’t Play"
"The Swan’s Surprise"
"Under My Bed"
"What I Want To Be"
"Dad’s Life as a Firefighter"
"Making Rosabell Happy"
"The Big Problem"
"My Puppy Pickles"
"When I Grow Up"
"The Most Curious Mouse in the World"
"I Love You"
"The Terrible Troubles of Ida No"
"The Boy Who Was Afraid of Everything"
"The Indian Baby"
Begin Again in Love
My Comet’s Tale
The twenty young authors will be invited to attend an awards reception in their honor at Milwaukee Public Television in late May, 2011. Their stories will be broadcast as a program on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.1 HD in the summer of 2011. Their individual stories will air between children’s programs for one year. Winners prizes will be awarded at the reception. Among other prizes, the twenty children will receive the following: digital cameras for first place winners, MP3 players for second place winners and Art Kits for third place winners. Special Merit winners will also receive their prizes at the reception. All of the twenty winners will receive a gift certificate for merchandise at Artist and Display and a family pass for a visit to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.
Every child who participated in the MPTV contest, but whose story was not selected, will receive a certificate of achievement, a children’s pass for a visit to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and thank-you prizes with their story return by May 23, 2011.
This year, we are delighted to announce that two “Education Awards” from Artist and Display will be presented to two students at Darrell Lynn Hines Academy in Milwaukee. Marshana M. and Alexzandria W. will receive a scholarship to attend a one week (2 hr. per day) art session of their choice. They will also be invited to attend the May reception at MPTV to accept their Education Awards. Although not selected as one of the twenty winners, the judges acknowledge their potential and want to encourage their talents.
There is no national competition this year. Each of the fifty participating public television stations in the U. S. conducts its own contest in 2011, and secures its own prizes. Special thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee, the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Artist and Display for their generous donations of prizes.
Funding made possible by The Harley-Davidson Foundation & The Northwestern Mutual Foundation.
For more information: Darlyne Haertlein , Supervisor of Outreach Services, 414-297-7518 or firstname.lastname@example.org