2018 KCPT KIDS Writers Contest

PBS KIDS Writers Contest
Young authors and illustrators in Kindergarten through 3rd grades are invited to submit their stories to KCPT’s 2018 PBS KIDS Writers Contest!
Submit your entry from now through April 6, 2018.
Entries will be judged on creativity, story structure, and illustrations.

How to Enter

  • Story must be original work of the child
  • At least 5 illustrations required
  • 50-200 word count for K-1st grade
  • 100-350 word count for 2nd-3rd grade
  • Submit stories on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, unbound
  • Please see entry form for complete contest rules

Entries must include completed entry form as well as story. 2018 Writers Contest Entry Form (PDF)
Email entries to writerscontest@kcpt.org. Electronic submissions should be in PDF format in two files: one with the entry form and one the entire story with illustrations. Please include author’s name, grade, and story name in the subject line of email (E.g. Suzy Smith, 2, The Five Bears).


Mail entries to:
KCPT, c/o Kathy Van Lieshout
125 East 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Questions? Email writerscontest@kcpt.org

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