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PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest

Thanks for sending us your original stories—we’re sorting and reading and ENJOYING them all! Each child who enters will receive a certificate of achievement and personalized, positive feedback from Prairie Public. One story from each grade level will be chosen to advance to the national contest. Look for the announcement of winners and your certificate of achievement in May!
Download the rules here

Or call Prairie Public at 800-359-6900
to request rules and entry forms.
Send your story to Prairie Public before
March 31, 2015.


Teachers may enter their classes in these additional contests:
• K-3 classrooms can enter to win a PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest national sweepstakes! See the rules here, then complete this entry form and mail it in. Two national winners of this sweepstakes will receive a library of Arthur books and a visit from Arthur.
• Teachers in the Prairie Public broadcast area who submit their classroom’s stories will be entered to win a literacy kit from Prairie Public—no additional entry forms are necessary.

A helpful writing guide is at the PBS KIDS Writers Contest resource page, and try out the story mash-up tool at pbskids.org/writerscontest.

Questions? Call Jena Haakenson at 800-359-6900.


Congratulations to these 2014 regional winners! Read their stories here.

Kindergarten: “Dinosaur” by Jace R., Ellendale ND

1st Grade: “The Monster at Midnight” by Cadence G., Fargo ND

2nd Grade: “Steve the Contrary Horse!” by Aspen S., Bismarck ND

3rd Grade: “Seeing is Believing” by Ella E., Horace ND

These are our Red Ribbon Favorites!

“The Butterfly Rescue” by Mariska O., Forbes ND

“Max Learns About the Red Planet” by Arhanth S., Sioux Falls SD

“My Brother” by Belle S., Jamestown ND

“The Bravest Cats Ever” by Elijah A., Jamestown ND

“Lucey the Frog and Patchey the Pirate” by Brooklyn B., Jamestown ND

“Adventures in the Woods” by Katelyn T., Fargo ND

“McCain’s Colt” by Justin J., Hoople ND

“The Winged Dogs” by Cayden K., Bismarck ND

“My Sibling” by Nevaeh M., Bismarck ND

“Love is Everywhere” by Sarah L., Minot Air Force Base ND

“Six Mushrooms Are We” by Julia P., Fargo ND

“The Fox Trap” by Garrett S., Rugby ND

Congratulations to these 2013 regional winners! Read their stories here.

Kindergarten:  “Missing Pants” by Vivi A., Bemidji, MN *NATIONAL WINNER!*

1st Grade: “The Pink Zebra” by Aspen S., Bismarck, ND

2nd Grade: “The New Home” by Avery K., Bismarck, ND

3rd Grade: “Prima Duckarina” by Caleigh G., Fargo, ND *NATIONAL WINNER!*


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