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Thank you to everyone who entered our 2023 PBS Kids Writers Contest

We are proud of all of you! Read the first place and red ribbon favorite stories below.

Each year, children in Prairie Public's broadcast area from kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to write and illustrate their own stories to submit.


Every entrant is a winner and will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Top stories win prizes, and are featured on the radio and online.

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📚 Read the 2023 First Place and Red Ribbon Favorite stories below 📚

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First Place: Kindergarten
"Tulip and the New Chips Store"
by Rachael T.

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First Place: Grade 1
"Banana Gets in Trouble"
by Jaelyn T.

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First Place: Grade 2
"Eva the Owl Fights the Darkness"
by Raegan H.

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First Place: Grade 3
"Stuck in Space"
by Sam S.

Red Ribbon Favorites: Kindergarten

Red Ribbon Favorites: Grade 1

Red Ribbon Favorites: Grade 2

Red Ribbon Favorites: Grade 3

Congratulations teachers!

Each year, Prairie Public thanks teachers for encouraging their students to participate in the Writers Contest. 

Each teacher who submits stories from their class is entered to win one of three $100 Target Gift Cards. 


Congratulations to this year's winning teachers! 

Maggie Vanderpan, Saint Anne Elementary (Bismarck, ND)
Jenna Anderson, Sargent Central Public School (Forman, ND)
Janine Danielson, Horse Creek School (Cartwright, ND)

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