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Calling All Writers and Illustrators in Alabama (K-3)!

Alabama Public Television encourages children in kindergarten through third grade to get creative and take part in the 2014 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. Children can write about any subject they choose – fiction or non-fiction – in poetry or prose, and then create pictures to go along with their story.

Each child’s participation will be recognized with a certificate, and state winners in each grade level will receive special prizes and the chance to move on to the national competition. National winners will be recognized with a variety of prizes including tablet computers for first place winners, e-readers for second place winners and MP-3 players for third place winners.

Alabama Public Television’s writing contests with Reading Rainbow and PBS Kids have inspired thousands of young authors in Alabama during the last seventeen years and several have become national contest winners. See past winning entries.

Download contest rules and entry form and submit them with your child’s book. Deadline for entries is March 21, 2014. State winners will be notified in April and their books will then advance to the national level. National winners will be announced on or before August 31, 2014.

2014 Important Contest Dates
Dec 18 Alabama PBS Kids Go! Young Writers contest Opens
March 21 Last Date To Submit Your Story to APT
April 6 Judging Completed and Alabama Winners Announced
April 25 First Place Entries submitted to the National PBS Kids Go! Young Writers contest Contest
May National Judging Begins
June National Winners Are Announced
July National Prizes are presented to winners

The 2014 PBS Kids Go! Young Writers contest is an educational outreach initiative of Alabama Public Television. For assistance please contact Dwayne Johnson at

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