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2017 PBS KIDS Writers & Illustrators Contest - Deadline Extended to April 3, 2017!!!

Writers & Illustrators

Unforgettable characters, exciting plots, and expressive illustrations make the difference between a good story and a great one. The PBS KIDS Writers & Illustrators Contest offers children in Kindergarten through Third Grade an opportunity to build critical literacy skills by creating their own stories.

The PBS KIDS Writers & Illustrators Contest is a local contest—covering Southwest Ohio, Southeastern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky — designed to promote hands-on, active learning. Students create their own stories and illustrations and submit their original work. The entry deadline is April 3, 2017. Judging is planned for April. Winners will be notified, and their names and stories will be posted on CETconnect.org.

All other entries will be returned by May 31st. Entrants may also pick up their books at CET. Each entrant will receive a certificate of participation, with 1st and 2nd place in each grade level receiving additional prizes, to be determined at a later date.

CET encourages all students in our viewing area, Kindergarten through Third Grade, to participate. See links below for complete Contest Rules , Official Entry Form, and other resources to assist in writing your story.

Any questions, please contact Jason Dennison at jdennison@cetconnect.org.

Classroom Activities Teacher's Guide
Get Ready to Write!

Get Ready to Write!

If you could write a story about anything, what would you write about?



Where the best stories begin.

Kids & Family

Funding for educational programming on CET has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation, the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation, and the Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation.


1st Place in each grade level receives an Amazon Kindle

2nd Place in each grade level receives a professional art kit

Select stories will be chosen for inclusion in on-air promotions

All entrants will receive a certificate, a storybook, and an invitation to attend a reception at our local PBS studios.


Randomly selected classrooms and homeschool groups who submit multiple entries can win the following:

A pizza party with a PBS Kids character
A free hour of professional development on PBS resources