Write, Draw, Win!
Sharpen those pencils and get out those crayons! PBS Kids and WVIZ/PBS ideastream invite kids from kindergarten to grade three to participate in the PBS Kids Writers Contest!
There’s plenty of time to get your kids started! If you need inspiration, you’ll find last year’s winners and a writing guide below.
A talking cheese that befriends a mouse. Fishing with Daddy in the Rocky River. A giant bone saves the day when three million puppies come to town. And a brand new kite saves a friendship. These are just some of the exciting stories submitted to the 2013 PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest at ideastream. The first place winning stories have been sent to the national contest for further judging, but you can still read them below! Thank you to all of the budding young writers and illustrators who entered this year’s contest!
First Place: Danica Marshall, “Daddy and Danica’s River Adventures”
Second Place: Tamaya Peiris, “Balloons”
Third Place: Mia K. DiFranco, “Melissa’s Dream”
Fourth Place: Katelyn Mills, “The Cat Met a Bee”
Honorable Mention: Samara Smith, “Flower Gets a Belly Ache”
First Place: Sophia Winslow, “The Brand New Kite”
Second Place: Micah Stack, “The Frog, the Turtle and the Fish”
Third Place: Natalie Wood, “Let the Birds Come Out”
Fourth Place: Lola Prewitt, “The Tiger’s Funny Dream”
Honorable Mention: Mickey Loftus, “The Titanic”
First Place: Jaden Stainforth, “The Giant Bone”
Second Place: Elizabeth Ames Mason, “Crazy and Brownie Save Santa Claus”
Third Place: Ehren Collins, “A Perfect Match for Martini”
Fourth Place: Snehal Choudhury, “The Piano Challenge”
Honorable Mention: Jenna Kennedy, “All About my Guinea Pig Party”
Honorable Mention: Sam Patterson, “Steve’s Army”
Honorable Mention: Clay Garrett, “The Evil Radio”
Honorable Mention: Belle Fockler, “Debbie the Detective”
First Place: Owen Roark, “A Cheesy Tale”
Second Place: Peter McBride, “The Turkey’s Plan”
Third Place: Natalie Zargari, “What Goes on in a Pink Dogwood Tree”
Fourth Place: Helen Malone, “The Wild, Wild West”
Honorable Mention: Nina Zargari, “The Book of Scary”
Honorable Mention: May Thornton, “Funky Chicken Strikes Again”
Honorable Mention: Peyton B. Pasadyn, “When I Got My Dog”
Honorable Mention: Ayden Vargo, “My Dog”
Honorable Mention: Isabela Bobe, “The Life of Pischco”
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