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Winners of Prairie Public's 2021 PBS Kids Writers Contest have been announced!

Thank you to all who entered their original stories. We are proud of all of you!

📚 Read the 2021 First Place and Red Ribbon Favorite stories below
or listen to the kids reading their stories. 📚

First Place: Kindergarten
"The Lost Crown"
by Stella R.

First Place: Grade 1
"Happy's Valentine Day"
by Shree T.

First Place: Grade 2
"Neil Armstrong's Journal"
by Arthur A.

First Place: Grade 3
"The Day It Rained Ice Cream"
by Kali D.

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.

Questions about Prairie Public's PBS Kids Writers Contest?

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