PBS Kids Writers Contest
MPTV’s PBS Kids Writers Contest
Unforgettable characters, exciting plots, and expressive illustrations make the difference between a good story and a great one. The PBS Kids Writers Contest offers children in Kindergarten through third grade an opportunity to build critical literacy skills by creating their own stories. Milwaukee Public Television is honored to host the 20th year of this event.
Children living in the following counties should submit stories to MPTV:
Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties.
The PBS Kids Writers Contest is a national-local contest designed to promote hands-on, active learning. Students create their own stories and illustrations and submit their original work. The entry deadline is March 21, 2014. Local judging will be in April. Winners will be notified, and their names will be posted on mptv.org. First place winners will move on to the national competition.
All other entries will be returned by May 30th. MPTV encourages all students in our viewing area, Kindergarten through third grade, to participate. MPTV appreciates the efforts of the participating students. Each entrant will receive a certificate of participation, a free pass for one visit to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee and other small thank you prizes.
Click on the links below for important contest information:
- MPTV Contest Entry Form
- PBS Kids Writers Contest Rules
- MPTV Guidelines for Teachers and Parents
- MPTV Prize Information
For more information contact Julie Hill Lehr, Manager-Marketing and Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-297-7518.
Many thanks to the Harley-Davidson Foundation for its support of the contest.
Special thanks to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Artist and Display for their prize donations.