PBS KIDS Writers Contest

PBS KIDS Writers Contest

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is the largest annual writing competition of its kind for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition to providing an outlet for Southern Nevada children to explore their imagination and express their creativity, the PBS KIDS Writers Contest helps families and teachers use creative writing as a literacy building skill.

Vegas PBS is proud to continue this yearly initiative through a sponsorship by Janice Allen. Thanks to Janice, all local winners received trophies, a hardcover version of their story, autographed books, and a custom backpack filled with additional reading and writing resources. Janice started writing as a small child, even producing a neighborhood newspaper while she was in grade school and writing a three-act play at the age of nine. Later, she worked at the Evening Review-Journal—which became the Las Vegas Review Journal—and had a career writing articles for national magazines, including Ladies' Home Journal, and working in television and radio production. Janice always has been passionate about sponsoring the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest and has done so for four years. Janice truly demonstrates the heart of philanthropy and we thank her for her continued support!

The deadline for entries is Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. All entries must be accompanied by an official entry form signed by a parent/guardian. Stories can be mailed or hand delivered to Vegas PBS at:
3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Download: PBS KIDS Writers Contest Entry Form:
English version
Spanish version