PBS KIDS Writers Contest

The highly popular PBS KIDS Writers Contest invites all Southern Nevada children in kindergarten through 5th grade to create and submit their own original writing and illustrations. For over 20 years, PBS stations nationally have received over 800,000 story entries from children who have participated in this annual creative writing competition.  While the national contest is on hiatus this year, Vegas PBS is proud to continue the tradition locally, providing prizes and recognition to the top three winners in each grade level.

Grade levels are judged separately by a panel of qualified professionals, based on originality, creative expression, storytelling technique, illustrations, and overall impression. The competition will commence with an awards ceremony at Vegas PBS, in which awardees will learn their placements.  Students receive a trophy, framed enlargements of their work, and additional reading and writing resources. First place winners also receive a scholarship to attend the Southern Nevada Writing Project’s summer writing camp, allowing students to enhance their talents under the guidance of skilled educators who possess a passion for teaching writing.  

School-based and independent entries are welcome.

Stories are due March 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  All entries must include the signed entry form and be mailed or delivered to:

Vegas PBS Ready To Learn
3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121


2016 Rules and Entry Forms

Ready To Learn
Writers Contest


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