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12 Arkansas students winners in PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest

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AETN received more than 100 entries from students all across Arkansas in this year’s PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.  Stories such as “The Horse that has Talent” to “The Dingo and the Sparrow” were two of 12 stories named 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the K-3 contest.  The 1st place winners were submitted to PBS to be entered into the national contest – winners will be announced in July. 

Check out the winners here and stay tuned!  The 12 winning stories will be posted on our Kids website this week for your reading pleasure!  You don’t want to pass up a chance to answer these burning questions…Was Jake left all alone?   Why is that Mallard sad?  What made that bump in the night?  I promise, reading these treasures will be the best part of your day…a love of reading, writing, illustration comes through loud and clear – and roll that in with humor, the clever mind of a young person, silliness, and sometimes sadness does the heart good.  

Building on the success of the 15-year Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest was launched last year in an effort to continue to encourage young children in Grades K-3 across the country to illustrate and write their own stories.

The winning students come from Mount Vernon, Danville, Harrison, Bryant, Rogers, Havana, and Mayflower and wrote about any topic they chose.  They were asked to stick to a certain number of words per grade and have at least five illustrations.   

Congratulations to all of this year’s talented winners!  And, many thanks to the parents and teachers who took the time to foster a love of learning, and love for their kids, to enter the contest.


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