VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest Presented by Janice Allen

The VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest— made possible by local financial support from Janice Allen—empowers children in grades K-5 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories.

How the Contest Works

Children in Southern Nevada can now submit their entries to the VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest by Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5 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

A panel of judges will select local winners in the spring of 2020. All local winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at Vegas PBS where they will receive trophies, a hardcover version of their story, autographed books, and a custom backpack filled with additional reading and writing resources.

Download: VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest Entry Form:

Congratulations to our 2019 winners!




Story Title

Kindergarten1st PlaceRoosevelt MeeMe vs Broccoli
Kindergarten2nd PlaceMaeve NewittA Catticorn That Does Magic
Kindergarten3rd PlaceReagan MorenoHopscotch on the Playground
1st Grade1st PlaceBlair AngelesButterfly in the Sky
1st Grade2nd PlaceIsabella ToledoBelieve
1st Grade3rd PlaceFallyn NapolitanoA Sprinkle of Kindness
2nd Grade1st PlaceNoa HancockThe Fearless Worm
2nd Grade2nd PlaceYitzchak RibackThe Great Battle
2nd Grade3rd PlaceAmelie CacuciGabby the Musical Cat
3rd Grade1st PlaceKaia LowreyThe Test
3rd Grade2nd PlaceDylan EecklorThe Lying Poodle
3rd Grade3rd PlaceAgnes MalwaneThe Special Fairy Tale
4th Grade1st PlaceTayson KelseyEveryday Hero
4th Grade2nd PlaceAvery BarlowThe Battle of Pantry Peak
4th Grade3rd PlaceNicholas MincinJourney to Riches
5th Grade1st PlaceEvelyn BelikovHow Cheddar Got His Name
5th Grade2nd PlaceRome RamosThank You PBS Go Writers
5th Grade3rd PlaceGisele HernandezMy Super Glasses

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VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest Presented by Janice Allen
2019 Awards Ceremony
2019 PBS KIDS Writers Contest Awards Ceremony