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MPTV INVITES YOUNG WRITERS TO ENTER 19TH ANNUAL PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST

November 19, 2012


MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 19, 2012, - Milwaukee Public Television is again offering children in its viewing area - southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois- a chance to share their stories, receive recognition and win prizes by entering the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

The contest is open to children in kindergarten through grade three. MPTV is accepting entries from Jan. 2 through March 25, 2013. Twenty MPTV winners are selected by local judges and will be honored at an awards reception in early summer 2013. The stories of first-place winners in each grade level will be sent on to the national competition. MPTV also awards a School Appreciation Award and an Education Award to a promising young writer/illustrator.

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 for 2013 with the signature of a parent or guardian is required for entry. Contest rules, the entry form and further information are available at www.mptv.org or by calling (414) 297-7518.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.
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Contact:
Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
E: eatones@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
E: haertled@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-7518