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PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest

Thanks for sending us your original stories—we ENJOYED them all! Each child who entered received a certificate of achievement and personalized, positive feedback from Prairie Public. One story from each grade level was chosen to advance to the national contest. Let’s cheer our local winners and look for the announcement of NATIONAL winners in July!
Download the 2015 rules here

Or call Prairie Public at 800-359-6900
to request rules and entry forms.
Sorry! The contest deadline was March 31, 2015.


Congratulations to these 2015 regional winners! Read their stories here.

Kindergarten: “My Best Friend” by Elle Brenna, Watford City ND

1st Grade: “How can it be Day to Night? For Kids Who Wonder” by Kojun Iwaasa, Bismarck ND

2nd Grade: “The Walrus and the Sea Lion” by Katelynn Toomey, Fargo ND

3rd Grade: “Jello, Jello, and Nothing but the Jello” by Mark McLaughlin, Moorhead MN


These are our Red Ribbon Favorites!

Kindergarten: “The Summer Adventure” by Brylee Jenks, Watford City ND

Kindergarten: “Me and the Plane” by Jake Dees, Watford City ND

Kindergarten: “The Amazing Trip to Hawaii” by Tripp Mack, Scranton ND

1st Grade: “The Halloween of Dead Animals” by Theodora Ambrose, Fargo ND

1st Grade: “The Attack of the Aliens” by Ethan Oettle, Jamestown ND

1st Grade: “Choosing the Perfect Pet” by Kayleigh Roth, Fargo ND

2nd Grade: “The Gingerbread Man in Hawaii” by Megan Mertz, Bismarck ND

2nd Grade: “Music Mixup” by Jonas Jensrud, Fargo ND

2nd Grade: “Owen the Animal” by Sophia Singman, Fargo ND

3rd Grade: “Smile Time” by Aiden Fitzgerald, Fargo ND

3rd Grade: “Who Am I?” by Dakota Sky Skaro, Bismarck ND

3rd Grade: “Just Be Yourself” by Hannah Weaver, Fargo ND


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.



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