Milwaukee PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest 2018

Contest Runs January 2 - March 16, 2018

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Unforgettable characters, exciting plots, and expressive illustrations make the difference between a good story and a great one. The PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest offers children in kindergarten through third grade an opportunity to build critical literacy skills by creating their own stories. Milwaukee PBS is honored to host the 24th year of this event.

Children living in the following counties should submit stories to Milwaukee PBS: Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties.

The Milwaukee PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest is a local contest designed to promote hands-on, active learning. Students create their own stories and illustrations and submit their original work. The entry deadline is March 16, 2018. Judging is planned for April. Winners will be notified, and their names will be posted on our website. 

All other entries will be returned by May 31st if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included. Entrants may also pick up their books at Milwaukee PBS. Milwaukee PBS encourages all students in the viewing area, kindergarten through third grade, to participate. Milwaukee PBS appreciates the efforts of the participating students. Each entrant will receive a certificate of participation, a free pass for one visit to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee and other small thank you prizes.

Click on the links below for important contest information:

Milwaukee PBS/PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest 2018 Entry Form

Milwaukee PBS/PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest 2018 Rules

Milwaukee PBS/PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest 2018 Guidelines for Teachers and Parents

For more information contact Julie Hill Lehr, Manager-Marketing and Community Engagement at hilllej@matc.edu or call 414-297-7518 or Debra Kunath at kunathd@matc.edu or 414-297-7514.

Many thanks to Edvest Wisconsin’s College Savings Plan for its support of the contest.
Edvest

 

Special thanks to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and 
the Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee for their prize donations.