KLRU announced its annual PBS Kids Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. Children in kindergarten through 3rd grade are encouraged to write and illustrate original stories and submit them to KLRU by March 31. KLRU will select winners and award prizes in May.
The KLRU first place grade level winners will be entered into the national level of the contest, in which a panel of renowned judges will select the national winners. Winners will be announced and national prizes awarded in June. Winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest.
This year, national judges include acclaimed writers, producers and children’s media creators, including Marc Brown, author and illustrator of the Arthur book series, and the Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, from the PBS Kids show Wild Kratts. The national winners will receive prize packages including Arthur books and a personal technology device courtesy of PBS.
To enter the contest and for more information on entry rules and contest resources, visit klru.org/writerscontest. The website provides last year’s winning entries and the judging rubric that shows how the stories are scored. KLRU asks that all entrants review contest rules before entering their story.