KCPT PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST

Each year, we invite young authors and illustrators in K-3rd grades to submit their stories. Read the winning entries below or learn how to enter this year's contest.

2017 Local Winners

Kindergarten

First place

The Teddy Bear Picnic by Anna Grace Vogtner

Second Place

One Little Turtle by Elizabeth Cure

Third Place

A Dog and His Owner by Eleanor Pilgram

First Grade

First Place

The Alien’s Request by Jake George

SECOND PLACE

Rabbit & Turtle: The Garden Thief by Levi Peterson

Second Grade

SECOND PLACE

The Friends That Saved Pancake by Piper Elle Mays

Third Grade

FIRST PLACE

How Cool Is That!!! The Sequel!!! by Ayanna Jain

SECOND PLACE

How Cameras Saved the World by Jayla Walker

2016 Local Winners

Kindergarten
1st – “Fearless Freddy Goes to the Jungle” by Varenya Kale
2nd – “The Tooth Fairy’s Mistake” by Sylvie Ruff
3rd – “The Disco Party Wig” by Terrance King

First Grade
1st –“Hee-Ho Of Course Yo” by Helena Mattes
2nd – “The Bedtime Book” by Madeline Newell
3rd – “Alisa’s Great Plan” by Kate Unruh

Second Grade
1st – “Stewart: The Brave Page” by Owen Sime
2nd – “How Cool Is That!!” by Ayanna Jain
3rd – “Blue Trees?” by Bailey Scott

Third Grade
1st – “My Tricky Pet” by Cadence Cook
2nd – “The Adventures of Super E and Blue Boy” by Eleanor Leslie
3rd – “My Adventures in the Non-Fiction Section” by Elizabeth Newell

2015 Local Winners

Kindergarten
1st – “No Dogs” by Madeline Newell
2nd – “The Skeletons and the Castle” by Ian Brewer
3rd – “The Goose” by William Silvia

First Grade
1st –“Dr. Electric’s Invention” by Jayla Walker
2nd – “The Ice Dragon” by Owen Sime
3rd – “Wooppy the Dog” by Ayanna Jain
Honorable Mention – “Meercats in Paris” by Sophia Brockmeier

Second Grade
1st – “Goggle Girl and the Missing Unishark” by Eleanor Leslie
2nd – “The Itsy-bitsy Ladybug” by Ishya Bhavsar
3rd – “Moo Is Rude” by Finley Blakenship

Third Grade
1st – “The Dragon and the Unicorn,” by Emily Brewer
2nd – “My Life as a Soccer Ball” by Ronan Siegel
3rd – “Becoming Friends” by Noah Stanton