Kids Writing Contest

Few things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. We would like to invite you to join WEIU-TV as we encourage local children to create their own stories as part of the PBS Kids Writers Contest.

The PBS Kids Writers Contest is a national-local contest designed to promote the advancements of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. It extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the 18-year national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.”

Kids Aged K-3 - Postmark Your Entries by March 31, 2015

This year's contest begins Jan. 1, 2015. Entry forms can be returned any time between now and March 31, 2015, to the address on the bottom of the form. You can also have a look at the official contest website and take a look at previous local and national winners!

Any teacher with a classroom in K-3 can enter our Classroom Sweepstakes. Just complete this form and mail it in. Stations can either let the teacher send the form directly to WNED, or they can accept the form locally and then forward the form to WNED to be entered into the sweeps with the other classrooms. There will be two national winners of this sweepstakes. Both winners will receive a library of Arthur books and a visit from Arthur (per the rules).

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Local Librarians - Get Involved!

To make this contest a major success, we invite you to join in the fun! While we are supporting the contest with broadcast promotional announcements, you can help broaden the reach to your patrons of the contest through the prominent display and distribution of posters in your library. In addition, we invite you to consider organizing an after-school or Saturday morning writing seminar for interested students and their parents. Writing sessions will bring in patrons to your library and will encourage children to participate in the contest.

We hope you will join us in bringing the love of reading and the joy of self-expression to children in our community. If you are interested in being involved, please contact us by email or by phone at 217-581-7193. Thank you!