TACOMA – KBTC Public Television announced the local winners of the 2014 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The winners in grades K-3 will advance to the national level of the contest.
- Kindergarten: Rosie and the Cool Skateboard Adventures, by Alex Zulinke
- 1st Grade: Nutrition Jaguar, by Emily Anne Spector Van Zee
- 2nd Grade: Cheetah Journal, by Sarah Zulinke
- 3rd Grade: A Bad Day, by Caleb Hyun
“At KBTC we were truly inspired by the enthusiasm and talent that this year’s contest entries demonstrated,” said Edward J. Ulman, General Manager at KBTC. “Each year KBTC is a proud participant in PBS KIDS’ annual Writers Contest as it advances KBTC’s commitment to helping grow children’s literacy skills while encouraging expression and imagination. KBTC celebrates the talented children of our community and we wish the winners advancing to the national contest the best of luck.”
The annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity by submitting their own original stories and illustrations.
KBTC’s first place winners will advance to the national contest and a panel of some of America’s foremost children’s authors, illustrators and content experts will serve as honorary judges and rank the top 12 finalists. National winners will be announced this summer and the winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest.
The national winners will receive prizes courtesy of national prizing sponsor, LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. Winners will receive a prize package that will include LeapFrog’s award-winning LeapReader Reading and Writing System. The contest is also made possible through national promotional support from Highlights for Children. The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is produced by PBS and based on the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, a concept developed by WNED-TV, Buffalo.
To learn more about the contest, visit pbskids.org/writerscontest.