PBS Kids Writers Contest 2021

PBS KIDS Writers Contest

The 2021 Writers Contest is Open!

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Teachers,

Do you know kids who love to write or tell stories, is a reading superstar, or a creative artist?

This is their chance to write and illustrate their very own creative short story and submit it to the 2021 PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

They will compete with kids in their grade level from across Pennsylvania and West Virginia to win cool prizes! We would love to see LOTS of entries from each grade level from across the WPSU viewing areas. The winners from each grade level will be recognized at the state level by WQED.

Eligible Grades

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is open to all children currently enrolled in grades K through 5.

There will be first, second, and third prizes awarded at each grade level.

More Information and Entry

Visit the WQED Writers Contest page to download the official entry form, contest requirements, checklists, and helpful materials for parents and teachers.

Entry Form and Rules »

A program of WQED in collaboration with WPSU, WVPB, and PBS 39.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is produced by WQED in collaboration with WPSU, PBS39,  and WVPB (the “Contest” or “Promotion”) and based on the “Reading Rainbow® Young Writers and Illustrators Contest,” a concept developed by WQED.  The Contest begins on January 4, 2021 and ends on March 31,  2021. All entries must be postmarked March 31, 2021 to be eligible.  Contest rules are created by, and subject to, modification by WQED at its discretion. This Contest is void where prohibited.