Vegas PBS Annouces Annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest

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Southern Nevada Children in Grades K-5 Encouraged to Submit Original Stories

(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS announces the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, which is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, interactive learning.

Submissions will be judged for originality, creative expression, storytelling technique, illustrations and overall impression. Vegas PBS will honor the top three winners in each grade level at an award ceremony in which the awardees will learn their placements. Prizes include trophies, framed enlargements of their work and additional reading and writing resources. First place winners will also receive free tuition to attend the Southern Nevada Writing Project’s summer writing camp.

“The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is an important outlet for Southern Nevada children to explore their imagination and express their creativity,” said Vegas PBS Ready To Learn Coordinator Jessica Russell. “While the national contest is on hiatus this year, Vegas PBS is proud to continue offering the competition locally.”

Stories are due Friday, March 18 at 5 p.m. All entries must include a signed entry form and be mailed or delivered to Vegas PBS Ready To Learn, 3050 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121.

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About Vegas PBS

Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.

Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; online adult job training and education courses; career services and resources for veterans; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.

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