PBS KIDS Writers Contest
The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a yearly competition in which children in grades K-5 in Southern Nevada may celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original work.
Vegas PBS has selected the local winners of the 2016 PBS KIDS Writers Contest for which approximately 1,225 entries, a record number, were received. The station will honor the 18 children with a dinner starting at 6 p.m. to be followed by an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 17, 2016, at Vegas PBS, 3050 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada. The station will formally announce the names of the winners at that time. The event is for invited guests.
The annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. Also, the contest serves to encourage students in kindergarten through 5th grade to celebrate creativity by submitting their own original stories and illustrations. RTL provides instruction and resources to build literacy, math, health and social skills of children in low-income communities.
During the ceremony, the local winners in grades K–5 will receive trophies, autographed books and other prizes, all sponsored by Mrs. Janice Allen. PDQ Restaurant is providing refreshments.