Milwaukee PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest 2017 - Winners

Children from all over southeastern Wisconsin, from Kindergarten through third grade, won this year's contest and now you get to see their stories with a dash of TV magic thrown in. This year's 16 winners wrote and illustrated their own stories as they learned about literacy, creativity, writing, and illustration.

Make sure your kids have a chance to watch a half hour of unforgettable characters, exciting plots, and expressive artwork. Tune in to Milwaukee PBS Channel 10 on Monday, August 14 at 5:30 pm. The individual stories as well as the full broadcast can be found right here on our website.


First Place: My Big Brother Max by Tay Seisay
Second Place:The Ruby by Malynah Wong
Third Place:Super Animals by Levi Klotz
Special Merit: The Valentine Mystery! by Luke Salas Name

First Grade

First Place: My Chemistry Book by Pira Jordan
Second Place: Farm Friends by Carson Gerou
Third Place: 911 Heros by Sophie Lamping
Special Merit: How Mom and I Saved Breakfast by Calum Morrison

Second Grade

First Place: The Pixel Pugs by Kian Ladd
Second Place: Nagol, the Awesome Kid by Logan Jacobson
Third Place: Candy Fish by Olive Sue Stoffel
Special Merit: The Life of a Beginning Star by Aven Spahn

Third Grade

First Place: Ella Owl Learns a Lesson by Emily Ohme
Second Place: The Crazy Day by Ella Kohlmeier
Third Place: The Mystery About A Girl Without A Face by Violet Unger
Special Merit: Don't Do It! by Megan Engle

Thank you to Edvest Wisconsin's College Savings Plan for their support of the Milwaukee PBS’s 2017 KIDS Writers Contest. Special thanks to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and the Kiwanis Club for their prize donations.


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