Winners announced in AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest
Posted 04 May 2015
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has announced winners of the AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest. AETN received more than 150 entries from students across Arkansas for this year's contest, and all 12 winning stories can be viewed at aetn.org/writerscontest.
Arkansas winners include:
- Kindergarten – First place, Daniel Koshy of Bryant for 'Can I Keep Him?: Dan and Slider;' second place Aliza Ahouse of Morrilton for 'Crazyland;' and third place, Uriah Fife of Drasco for 'Dirt Bikes Rock.'
- First grade – First place, Cora Henry of Little Rock for 'The Mouse Who Couldn't Find a House;' second place, Abid Asif of Little Rock for 'Super Baby to the Rescue;' and third place, Ava Wigger of Kingston for 'Violet and the River Lesson.'
- Second grade – First place, Isabella Nguyen of Little Rock for 'Be Yourself;' second place, Abby Rose Chenault of North Little Rock for 'Mia the Monster Mermaid;' and third place, Johnna Hardin of Jonesboro for 'The Toothfairy's Day Off.'
- Third grade – First place, Kaeton Kirk of Star City for 'Spark's Firery Adventure;' second place, Kaylee Hardin of Jonesboro for 'The Magical Peppermint;' and third place, Kenzie Daniels of Mena for 'The Adventure of Rosie Raindrop.'
All first place Arkansas winners have been entered in the national PBS KIDS Writers Contest where they will compete against other state winners from across the country. National winners will be announced this summer, and the winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest. Entries were judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of text and illustrations.
The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children's literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest partners with PBS stations nationwide and empowers children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy by writing and illustrating their own stories.
The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is produced by PBS and based on the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, a concept developed by WNED-TV, Buffalo.
The local-national contest is designed to promote the advancement of children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning. AETN is pleased to congratulate the Arkansas winners and share PBS KIDS' commitment to opening up worlds of words for all young children across the state and the nation.
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).