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Children's Writing Contest Deadline is March 5

January 17, 2012

Milwaukee, WI--Entries are now being accepted for PBS KIDS GO! writing contest for children in kindergarten through grade three. The deadline for the event is March 5. Milwaukee Public Television is sponsoring the event locally for the 18th year.

Contestants are asked to create original, illustrated books and submit them to the station for judging. Kindergarten and first grade stories must be 50 to 200 words in length, and second and third grade stories must be 100 to 350 words. Stories must have at least five original, clear and colorful illustrations. An official PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest entry form 2012 with the required signature of a parent or guardian is required for entry.

The winning entries will be submitted at the national level to compete with the work of children from across the country. Prizes for national winners include a computer, e-readers, and MP3 players. Local winners will receive digital cameras, art supplies, books, and other prizes. They also will see their story on MPTV and be invited to an awards reception.

Last year, more than 544 contestants entered the local contest. Local winners will be announced in spring and national winners will be announced in the summer. The rules and entry form are available at For more information, click on the green writers contest icon on the MPTV home page or call 414-297-7518.

Contact: Kay Tierney 414-297-7512,
Darlyne Haertlein, 414-297-7518,