MPTV Writing Contest Winners Announced
March 16, 2012
Milwaukee, WI--Milwaukee Public Television has announced the 20 local winners of the 2012 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, a competition for children in kindergarten through grade three.
The first place entries in each grade level will be submitted to the contest's national level where they will compete for a variety of prizes including a tablet computer, e-readers, and MP3 players. Local winners will receive digital cameras, art supplies, and other prizes.
An MPTV awards reception will be held for the recipients June 14 at Discovery World in Milwaukee. The winners also will see their stories as a program this summer on both MPTV HD 10.1 and MPTV HD 36.1.
Two special awards will be presented at the reception. The School Appreciation Award will recognize a teacher and school for their continuing efforts to encourage and prepare students to enter the contest. The MPTV Education Award will recognize an entrant's talents and potential with a one-week summer art class at Artist and Display in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Public Television has sponsored the contest for 18 years in southeastern Wisconsin. This year a total of 619 original, illustrated books were submitted. The winners follow:
Sugar Goes Sledding
Oma Can't Play
Union Grove, WI
The Cowboy Who Lost His Boots
Finding the Golden Rock
Making Rosabell Happy
Dad's Life as a Firefighter
What I Want To Be
Under My Bed
The Swan's Surprise
Pell Lake, WI
The Most Curious Mouse in the World
West Bend, WI
When I Grow Up
My Puppy Pickles
The Big Problem
The Indian Baby
The Boy Who Was Afraid of Everything
The Terrible Troubles of Ida No
Union Grove, WI
I Love You
Bruce Guadalupe Community School
2012 MPTV EDUCATION AWARD (2ND ANNUAL AWARD)
Jacqueline Mary Dieck
Menomonee Falls, WI
2012 MPTV SCHOOL APPRECIATION AWARD (1ST ANNUAL AWARD)
Campbellsport Elementary School
Recipient: Cindra Delgado
Funding has been provided for MPTV's PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest by The Harley-Davidson Foundation.