GPB Announces 2021 Writers Contest for Kids in K – 3
GPB invites all Georgia students in kindergarten through third grade to create a great story, illustrate it, and enter it in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.
Stories can be fact or fiction, poetry or prose, and will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling, and integration of illustrations. A first, second, and third place will be chosen from each grade level.
Additionally, four stories—one from each grade level—will be selected for the STEAM Award if the stories effectively incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts, or math.
Entries are judged by a panel of judges. Once the winning stories are chosen, the winners and their families will be invited to a virtual awards ceremony, where each child will be honored. Winners also will receive a prize pack and get to narrate their stories, which will appear on gpb.org.
The deadline for submissions is April 30.
The contest is supported by a robust set of resources for children, families, and teachers, including activity sheets and checklists to inspire children during the brainstorming process.
Looking for some inspiration? Watch previous writers contest winners and finalists read their stories.
For more information, go to gpb.org/writers-contest.