AETN and PBS KIDS GO! has kicked off the 2013 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest in an effort to continue to encourage young children in Grades K-3 across the country to illustrate and write their own stories.
2013 Contest Winners
AETN received more than 100 entries during last years contest. Browse through the Arkansas winners!
- First Place: "The Adventures of Joe" by Riley Sellers from Conway
- Second Place: "Chip in the BIG World" by Preslee Wheeler from Conway
- Third Place: "Rainey Nights" by Nevaeh Smith from Springdale
- First Place: "The Dancing Zebra" by Mabel Wise from Rogers
- Second Place: "Ruff's Adventure" by Zainab Alwbari from Little Rock
- Third Place: "A Cat Party" by Mallory Price from Rogers
- First Place: "Sam Finds His Family" by Maya Henry from Little Rock
- Second Place: "Noah and Uncle Moco" by Ashlynn Avey from Timbo
- Third Place: "Stretchy Elizabeth" by Viviana Preston from Booneville
- First Place: "Saving Spirit" by Lila Wilson from Monticello
- Second Place: "Tales from the Fridge" by Mark Knepp from Conway
- Third Place: "High Tide in Hawaii" by Rami Rapp from Little Rock
The first place winners in each grade have been entered in the National PBS KIDS GO! Writer's Contest. Winners will be announced late summer.
2012 Contest Winners
- First Place: "The Horse that has Talent" by Frida Campos from Danville
- Second Place: "The Big Elephant" by Addey Wright from Danville
- Third Place: "The Monster that was Scared of Himself" by Chloe Caffey from Mayflower
- First Place: "The Mongoose and the Cat" by Shreenidhi Dhileep from Bentonville
- Second Place: "Thump in the Night" by Byron Sawrie from Mount Vernon
- Third Place: "My Favorite Reptile" by Clark McElrath from Havana
- First Place: "Tom's Dream" by Araceli Balbuena from Rogers
- Second Place: "Farm Animals" by Francisco Garcia from Rogers
- Third Place: "Super Pillowpets" by Cynthia Wilson from Rogers
- First Place: "Jake All Alone" by Nicholas Stone from Harrison
- Second Place: "The Dingo and the Sparrow" by Heather Rollins from Bryant
- Third Place: "The Sad Millard the Mallard" by Tiffany Phayboun from Danville
HOW TO ENTER
Arkansas students may submit stories by mail to AETN now until Friday, April 5. Local winners will be finalized in April and sent to PBS KIDS GO! to be entered in the national contest where a panel of esteemed judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners will be announced this summer and featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest. Click here to download Contest Entry Form.
Each student who enters will receive a certificate, Arkansas winners will receive prize packs from AETN and national winners will receive prizes including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players.
CREATIVE WRITING RESOURCES
Story ideas, activity sheets, along with the previous winner entries are available on the Contest website to inspire children during the brainstorming process. PBS LearningMedia is also offering a collection of online teacher resources for use in classrooms nationwide.
To help students start to form ideas for potential stories, download and print the following worksheets. The activities letter outlines the steps to help students get started with easy to follow objectives.
- Activities Letter
- Writing Contest Writing Guide
- Brainstorming Activity
- Get Ready To Write
- Write This
- Draw This
- Revise Check-off
- Revise Write-in
Send your entry by Friday, April 5 to:AETN – Writer’s Contest
350 S. Donaghey St.
Conway, AR 72034