Calling All Creative Writers…

PBS Kids is holding a Writing Contest for kids in grades K-3.

What a wonderful addition to the creative writing curriculum on the main website and a great tool to encourage your little one to pick up his or her pencil.   Be sure to check out the contest rules and specifics at but some details for this local/national contest are included below.

Kindergarten and 1st grade entries are required to have a minimum of 50 words and a max of 200 words.  Grades 2nd and 3rd with submissions require a minimum of 100 words and a max of 350 words.

Awesome prizes at the National level include tablet computers, e-readers, and MP3 players for 4 winners in each 1st, 2nd and 3rd placements. National winners will be announced mid-July 2012.   Stories and illustrations must be original work by a single student author.  Download the entry form and find your local PBS station

Such an exciting opportunity!  Parents, consider sharing last year’s entries with your children as well.  Happy Writing!!