AETN accepting entries for PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest
The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of childrens literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest, made possible in part by financial support from Easy Student Publishing and managed by member station WNED, partners with PBS stations nationwide and encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity by submitting their own original stories and illustrations.
Stories may be fact, fiction, prose or poetry. Only one entry will be allowed per person, and stories must be by a single author. Kindergarten and first grade stories must have a minimum of 50 words and a maximum of 200 words. Second and third grade stories must have a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 350 words.
Entries will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of text and illustrations. AETN will judge local submissions and send the first place winners from each grade to the national contest. A panel of judges will select 12 national winners for prizes including tablet computers, e-readers and MP3 players. Additionally, Highlights for Children has joined the contest as a partner, and all participants may choose to receive a print or digital version of Highlights magazine.
- Lisa Henson As CEO of The Jim Henson Company, Henson serves as an executive producer of Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train and Pajanimals.
- Jeff Kinney As a New York Times bestselling author, Kinneys seventh book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, is the biggest print book of 2012.
- Kate Klimo As vice president and publisher of the Random House/Golden Books Group, Klimo has nearly 30 years of experience, more than 15 of them spent working on All Things Seuss.
- Jarrett Krosoczka Krosoczka is a two-time winner of the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year in the Childrens Choice Book Awards, author and illustrator for 16 published books.
- Susan Meddaugh Meddaugh is the author and illustrator of Martha Speaks, the best-selling book series, as well as a creative producer of the award-winning PBS KIDS series of the same name.
- R.L. Stine As one of the best-selling children's authors in history, he has sold over 350 million books that have been read all over the world including Goosebumps.
PBS KIDS is a trusted guide nurturing young learners ages 2- 8. As Americas largest classroom, PBS inspires children to discover their full potential for success in school and in life and serves children wherever they live, learn, and play. More information on participating local stations, general entry rules and contest resources can be found on pbskids.org/writerscontest.