Vegas PBS Announces Annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest

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Vegas PBS Announces Annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest
Southern Nevada Children in Grades K-5 Encouraged to Submit Original Stories

(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS is accepting original story submissions for the 2017 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. The top three winners in each grade level will be honored at a recognition ceremony at Vegas PBS in which the awardees will learn their placements. Prizes include a trophy, framed enlargements of their work and additional reading and writing resources, all sponsored by Janice Allen. First place winners will also receive a scholarship to attend the Southern Nevada Writing Project’s Summer Youth Writing Camp, a five-day program allowing students to enhance their talents and build their confidence as storytellers under the guidance of skilled educators who possess a passion for teaching writing.

“One of the greatest benefits of the PBS KIDS Writers Contest is the creative freedom children are granted for their stories,” said Vegas PBS Ready To Learn Coordinator Jessica Russell. “It allows them to write about anything their imagination holds, giving us a glimpse into their inventive minds.”

Stories are due Friday, April 7, 2017 by 5 p.m. All story entries must include a signed entry form by a parent/guardian. Stories can 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, VEGAS PBS KIDS, 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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