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Writers Contest

WHRO invites Kindergarten through 5th grade students to create a great story, illustrate it and enter it in our PBS KIDS Writers Contest!

The 2014 Writers Contest is now closed; the 2015 contest will begin in January.
Access the Rules [PDF] and Entry Form [PDF] here.

All students entering the contest will receive a special PBS KIDS Certificate.  A first place and honorable mention winner will be named in each grade level.  Winners and their families will be invited to a special reception and studio recording of the WHRO Young Storytellers awards program.  We appreciate your help getting students involved with this fun and creative contest!

  • Contest aligns with Virginia Standards of Learning writing requirements: K.12; 1.13; 2.12; 3.9; 4.7; and 5.7.
  • Helps develop 21st Century Skills including critical thinking, personal initiative, effective written communication, curiosity and imagination.


Writers LogosThe PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is part of PBS KIDS Raising Readers and is funded in part by a Ready To Learn grant, in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The contents of these contest rules were developed under a grant, #PRU295B050003, from the Department of Education.  However, those contents do not represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.