GPB Announces 2023 PBS KIDS Writers Contest For Kids In K-3

It’s time to sharpen those pencils! 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 will be honored with an awards presentation. Winners also will receive a prize pack and get to narrate their stories, which will appear on

The deadline for submissions is April 17.

GPB 2023 Writers Contest Rules and Entry Form

Activity Packet
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