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Thank you to all who entered our 2024 PBS Kids Writers Contest!

📚 Read the 2024 First Place and Red Ribbon Favorite stories below 📚

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First Place: Kindergarten
"A Day at the Park"
by Kate J.

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First Place: Grade 1
"The Beautiful Oops"
by Gwendolyn A.

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First Place: Grade 2
"What Pets Do on Their Days Off"
by Waylen D.

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First Place: Grade 3
"The Snow Globe"
by Addison V.

Red Ribbon Favorites: Kindergarten

Red Ribbon Favorites: Grade 1

Red Ribbon Favorites: Grade 2

Red Ribbon Favorites: Grade 3

Each year, children in Prairie Public's broadcast area from kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to write and illustrate their own stories to submit.


Every entrant is a winner and will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Top stories win prizes, and are featured on the radio and online.

Arthur with book and backpack

Attention teachers!

Prairie Public is grateful for all the teachers who their students to participate in the Writers Contest. 

Each year, every teacher who submits stories from their class is entered to win a $100 Target Gift Card. 

Questions about Prairie Public's PBS Kids Writers Contest?

Contact Kirsten at