PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Congratulations to the 2017 WNED PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winners

The annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. Partnering with PBS stations nationwide, the Contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original work.

We thank everyone who submitted stories to this annual celebration of writers and readers everywhere! Congratulations to the young writers listed below, as their stories were chosen by our judges as outstanding in each age group. We invite you to read each of the stories linked below.

We also wish to give a big "thank you" to Medaille College for sponsoring the 2017 WNED PBS Kids Writers Contest!

Medaille College

Meet the Young Authors

(click on the links to read the stories)

Kindergarten Winning Authors
Kindergarten Winning Authors

First Grade Winning Authors
First Grade Winning Authors

Second Grade Winning Authors
Second Grade Winning Authors

Third Grade Winning Authors
Third Grade Winning Authors

2017 WNED PBS Kids Writers Contest Winner

First grader Elliott K. placed first in his grade for his story “Mother Nature,” a comic book tale.

2017 WNED PBS Kids Writers Contest Winner

First grader Madison H. reads her story Gigglepuss Sleepover.