PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest

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Are you Creative? A Great Story Teller? Do you like to draw? Are you…. in Kindergarten, first, second, or third Grade? Or do you know someone who is?? PBS is having their annual KIDS GO! Writers Contest. It’s open to kids in the USA and British Columbia from K~Gr.3. And there are a lot of great prizes available!

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This is what you do:

  1. Get Permission
    • Fill in the official PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Entry Form and get a parent/guardian’s signature to say that the story and art are really yours, and that it’s okay if PBS shares it.
  2. Write 1 Story (yes, only one). It must be…
    • A story that is fact or fiction. Or prose. Or poetry.
    • For Kindergarten and Gr.1 the word count is 50-200 words. For Gr.2- 3 the word count is 100-350 words. (The word count includes “a,” “an,” and “the.” ).
    • It must only have one author. Although, if the student cannot write, they can dictate it to someone who will write it down for them.
    • It must only have one author. Although, if the student cannot write, they can dictate it to someone who will write it down for them.
    • Translated into English if the story is in a different language. The English translation must on the same page and it must be within the word count.
    • Creative: invented spelling is allowed.
  3. Illustrate the story
    • There must be at least 5 original and colorful image: drawings, photographs, collages or 3-D are all accepted.
    • Your story can be on the same page as the pictures or separate.
    • Only use one side of the paper! Don’t forget to number the pages on the back.

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Each applicant will get a Certificate of Achievement for their efforts. Local winners will be announced in May and will receive a prize package of books, DVDs, backpack and games. National Winners can win prizes as big as laptops, digital cameras, or MP3 players! Top winners might even get the chance to show their story on air and on line for KCTS 9!

The last day to apply is Friday, March 24, 2010. So we hope to see you there!

For more information:

Contest Information

The Entry form http

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