PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest
Calling young writers and artists!
It’s that special time of year--the 2014 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest for children. The national-local contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s writing skills through active learning.
Who can enter: Students in grades K-3 who live in the Blue Ridge PBS viewing area.
Deadline: Entries must be received at Blue Ridge PBS by March 20.
What to enter: Students submit original stories or poems with at least five original illustrations, along with an entry form, to Blue Ridge PBS. Classroom sets of stories sent in by teachers are also accepted, but each story must have a completed entry form. Check out good ideas and other info at pbskids.org/writerscontest/.
Local entries will be judged by a panel of community professionals. All students who enter the contest will receive a certificate of participation. Winners from the Blue Ridge PBS contest will receive prizes and an invitation to a celebration party held in their honor. Blue Ridge PBS first-place winners also advance to the national competition where winners will be announced in summer 2014.
K-3 teachers may want to use the PBS KIDS GO! contest as a way to:
- get students excited about writing
- stimulate creativity
- hone writing skills
- address language arts SOL
- lend an opportunity to incorporate the art curriculum with writing or vice versa
- provide an avenue to showcase student talent
- allow students to have competitive fun
Local support for the 2014 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is provided by
For more information about PBS KIDS GO! programming and activities, please visit pbskids.org/go/