Today, Vegas PBS Channel 10 announced its annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest, made possible in part by financial support from Easy Student Publishing and the Southern Nevada Writing Project, encourages children in grades K-5 to celebrate creativity by submitting their own original stories and illustrations.
“Vegas PBS is committed to providing fun opportunities for Las Vegas area kids to express their creativity,” said Jessica Carroll, Ready To Learn Coordinator for Vegas PBS. “The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest helps local children build valuable literacy skills for success in school and life.”
How the Contest Works
Beginning January 1, 2013, interested students can submit their entries to the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. In the spring of 2013, Vegas PBS will select local winners and award prizes including free enrollment into the 2013 Southern Nevada Writing Project Summer Camp, story and/or art publication in Vegas PBS Source magazine and the Vegas PBS website, a trophy and bag filled with literacy-related prizes.
The local winners will then be entered into the national contest where a panel of esteemed judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners will be announced during the summer of 2013 and the winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest.
The national winners will receive prizes, including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players. Additionally, Highlights for Children has joined the Contest as a new promotional partner and all participants will have the option to receive a print or digital version of Highlights magazine.
To enter the contest and for more information on entry rules and contest resources, please visit http://www.VegasPBS.org/RTL.
MyNews3.com Featured Pages:
Latest Weather Forecast
Watch the latest videos here!
Most Popular Stories