Open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, stories were judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of illustrations.
Winners in each grade level are listed below.
Watch the full awards show:
FIRST PLACE Dimitri Poletsky "Kitty Cat Has To Chat" Camp Allen Elementary, Norfolk
SECOND PLACE Gabrielle Xu "Mr. Bug's Fairytale" Xu-Chan Homeschool, Norfolk
FIRST PLACE Adilynn Rudolph "Perfect Blue" Williamsburg Montessori, Williamsburg
SECOND PLACE Shriyan Joshi "Jr. Tiger and Dinosaurs" Magruder Elementary, Williamsburg
FIRST PLACE Akemini Fields "Laila and the Bunny" Hunter B. Andrews School, Hampton
SECOND PLACE Annika Cruz "Rainbow Writer" W.T. Cooke Elementary, Virginia Beach
FIRST PLACE Tait Drames "The Name Game" Hampton Roads Academy, Newport News
SECOND PLACE Jenna Henderlite "The Little Water Drop" Hickory Elementary, Chesapeake
FIRST PLACE Malayia Charles "The Brown Dress" College Park Elementary, Virginia Beach
SECOND PLACE Oliver Boyd "The Journey to Mars" Ghent School, Norfolk
FIRST PLACE Gordon Wyatt "Gagaball" Coventry Elementary, Yorktown
SECOND PLACE Kathryn Kenner "The Boy and His Moon Reflection" Chesapeake Academy, Irvington
OVERALL ENVIRONMENTAL WINNER for GRADES K-1
Victoria Goodheart "The Magic Flower" St. Matthews School, Virginia Beach
OVERALL ENVIRONMENTAL WINNER for GRADES 2-3
Dabney Elizabeth House "Snakes Save the Day" Hampton Roads Academy, Newport News
OVERALL ENVIRONMENTAL WINNERS for GRADES 4-5
Karis Niesen "Terri's Story" Kempsville Elementary, Virginia Beach
HONORABLE MENTIONS WINNERS!
Sariyah Rountree-Wood - Point O'View Elementary, Virginia Beach Mridul Samtani - Thoroughgood Elementary, Virginia Beach Lilyanna Fungo - Tarrallton Elementary, Norfolk Ana Maria Solis - Cedar Road Elementary, Chesapeake Elizabeth Porter - Greenbrier Intermediate, Chesapeake Gabrielle Ford - Marie Ford Homeschool, Norfolk Siddhant Samtani - Old Donation School, Virginia Beach Andrew Jones - Saunders Elementary, Newport News
The PBS KIDS 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 necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
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