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Join in the PBS Kids Writers Contest

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Tell your kids to sharpen their pencils, pick up their markers and set their creativity on high – the PBS Kids Writers Contest is underway and going strong. The PBS Kids Writers Contest, an annual event for children in grades K-3, is meant to cultivate their creativity by having them design their own fantastic stories and illustrations packed in the pages of a storybook. CET and ThinkTV are currently accepting entries until the contest’s cutoff date of March 30, 2015.

The contest is open to all children in the K-3 grade range. Stories submitted by children K-1 must be within the 50-200 word range. Stories submitted by children in the second and third-grade must fall within a 100-350 word range. In addition, at least five illustrations must be included with each tale told. Each child can submit one entry. Please send your entry to either CET or ThinkTV.

In addition to these details come some innovations for the 2015 contest. This year, stories written in Spanish will be accepted as long as an English translation is included. Furthermore, a Classroom Sweepstakes for educators will be introduced this year. Classes that submit five or more entries have a chance to win a prize.  

For more details on the contest, to learn about the classroom sweepstakes and to review the rules, visit either: or