Do you have an aspiring young writer? WLJT is holding the PBS Kids Writers Contest for children in kindergarten through third grades. All eligible children are encouraged to participate in the contest for the chance to author a winning piece as well as win a number of prizes that include Walmart gift cards, books, arts and crafts supplies and more. The teachers of the First Place winners and the teacher with the largest class submissions will also be winners.
This is an opportunity for children who already have a passion for writing and love to bring their stories to life on the written page. It is also a chance for a student who may not enjoy writing, but loves art and can bring their pictures to life with words. When given some time, putting words together to tell a story, is not as difficult as it may seem.
Authors may submit a story (fact or fiction) or prose and poetry. Students in kindergarten and first grade must use a minimum of 50 words and a maximum of 200. Second and third graders must use a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 350. Submissions must have at least five original illustrations. This is a great writing and fine arts exercise for children.
Contestants will be graded on the following criteria:
40% Creativity and originality of plot and/or themes,
40% Story structure and use of literary devices,
20% Relevance, quality and originality of illustration
So, start working on that story, prose or poetry now, because all submissions must be postmarked by Friday, April 1. Read the complete contest rules. Call (800) 366-9558 for more information.
PBS Kids Writers Contest
Postmarked submission deadline to WLJT, P.O. Box 966, Martin, TN 38237 is Friday, April 1.
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