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2019 PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Time to start brainstorming some ideas and let your imagination shine!

PBS SoCal Writers Contest wants to read your original stories and illustrations! We will be judging entries on their originality, creative expression, storytelling, integration of story and illustrations, and overall presentation.

Enter your story or poem to win cool prizes and have your story published online.

  • 1st place winners: PBS KIDS Playtime Pad; $50 gift card, books, and PBS KIDS goodies.

  • 2nd place winners: PBS KIDS Plug and Play, $25 gift card, books and PBS KIDS goodies.

  • 3rd place winner: $25 gift card, books, and PBS KIDS goodies.

  • Special Category Winner: $50 gift card, books, and PBS KIDS goodies.

The contest is open to children in grades K-3 and each entry must be an original work written and illustrated by the entrant.

First, second, and third place winners will be chosen from each grade. Every child who submits an original piece will receive a Certificate of Appreciation for their participation.


All entries must be postmarked by May 6, 2019, and must include an official PBS SoCal entry form signed by the child’s parent, guardian or teacher. Be sure to read through the contest rules. For more information or questions about the contest please contact:


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