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Prairie Public's 2021 PBS Kids Writers Contest is now open! 
The deadline for entries is April 2, 2021.

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.

Download the rules and entry form below to get started!

The deadline for entries is April 2, 2021.

Calling all teachers!

Prairie Public appreciates teachers for all their hard work this school year and wants to send extra thanks for encouraging their students to participate in the Writers Contest. Every teacher who submits entries for his or her students will receive a set of books to add to their classroom library and an Elinor Wonders Why "Snowy Day Survival Kit."


Each teacher will also be entered to win a $100 Target gift card!


Download a poster to print and promote the PBS Kids Writers Contest in your classroom.

πŸ“š Read the 2020 First Place and Red Ribbon Favorite stories below πŸ“š

First Place: Kindergarten
"Where Are My Glasses?"
by Trey W.

First Place: Grade 1
"My Magic Trip Home"
by Lilia K.

First Place: Grade 2
"Cooper and the Germ"
by Victoria A.

Red Ribbon Favorites: Kindergarten

Red Ribbon Favorites: Grade 1

Red Ribbon Favorites: Grade 2

Red Ribbon Favorites: Grade 3

Questions about Prairie Public's PBS Kids Writers Contest?

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