Prairie Public is kicking off the new year with the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, a contest designed to encourage children grades K-3 to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original work. Each child who enters receives a certificate of participation and personalized positive feedback.
To enter the Contest and for more information on entry rules and contest resources visit prairiepublic.org. The deadline for submissions is April 9, 2012.
Children can write and illustrate stories and submit them to Prairie Public, and a panel of educators will select winners and award prizes. These winners will then be entered into the national level of the Contest where a panel of judges will select the winners. National winners will be announced and prizes, including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players will be awarded during summer 2012.
For the first time, stories can be digitally submitted to the national Contest through a tool developed by new sponsor, StudentPublishing.com. Every participant that uses the tool will receive a free animated digital book of their story that they can share with others, including parents who can purchase bound copies of the entry as a keepsake for years to come. As in years past, winning entries in each of the Contest categories will be featured on the site, PBSKIDS.org/writerscontest.