WTIU is once again encouraging elementary-aged students to stretch their creative wings by hosting the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. For more than 15 years thousands of kids in grades K-3 have participated in this annual local and national contest. Locally, WTIU has been hosting the contest since 1999 and over 4000 children from our community have participated. Supported by national and local on-air promotion, robust online assets, public relations and local outreach efforts, we expect this to be another great year for the WTIU PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.
PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest – Encouraging Kids to Tap Their Inner Author
This educational campaign empowers kids to use their own voices and build their literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories – and then entering the WTIU PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. Each child’s participation is recognized with a certificate, and winning entries will receive special prizes, an invitation to an awards party and the chance to move on to the national competition. National winners will be recognized with a variety of prizes including tablet computers and e-readers.
In addition to encouraging kids, the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest helps families and teachers use creative writing as a literacy building skill. With the support of content and tools from PBS Teachers and PBS Parents, this contest will tap into the support of those who matter most in kids’ lives, parents and teachers, and help them encourage kids throughout Indiana to write, illustrate and enter.
All stories must be returned by May 2nd to the following address.
ATTN Mary Ducette
1229 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405