More than 175 creative young authors submitted stories to the 2017 KCPT PBS Kids Writers Contest for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students, held each year to help encourage and advance children’s literacy in our community.
This year, our young writers took us on some incredible journeys — from a teddy bear picnic gone awry to a birthday party with an evil magician. We encountered aliens who came to Earth, a family of camera royalty intent on saving the world, a little turtle learning to love himself, and a pancake with some very caring friends. All of the authors shared imagination and creativity with us through their storylines and illustrations.
The winners listed below will receive prize bags and a bound book including all the 2017 winning stories. First place winners will also have the opportunity to present their stories and illustrations at an upcoming event celebrating our young authors. Great job, authors!