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2021 WPBS Writers Contest Winners Announced

The annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a much-loved tradition at WPBS, and an unmatched opportunity for budding young authors to express their creativity. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Writers Contest who were selected by an expert panel of area educators. Over  70 stories were submitted for consideration  by children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The winners were judged to have stories which were the most creative, original, and imaginative for their grade level. Celebrating our winning authors has been modified this year and an in-person ceremony will not be held, as WPBS will be keeping the safety and health of everyone a priority. Instead, winning entries  will be celebrated on WPBS during the months of May and June.  and winners will also receive a certificate and some fantastic prizes to reward their accomplishments.

Please join WPBS in congratulating and thanking the winners and all the young authors (and their families) who participated!


1st (Prize: Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet)- “The Butterfly Book” by Emma L.
2nd (Prize: Daniel Tiger Pop-Up Tent)- “Flying Strawberry Bubblegum” by  Margaret R.
3rd (Prize: Elmo Plush Pillow)- “The Animals” by Abhinav P.

1st Grade

1st (Prize: Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet)- “Secret Spy Club to the Rescue!” by Emma T.
2nd (Prize: PBS KIDS Cookbook)- “Going Through the Forest” by Bryson E.
3rd (Prize: Super WHY ABC Game)  – “The Princesses and the Cat” by Ariana V.

2nd Grade

1st (Prize: Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet) – “The Three Apples” by Emma R.
2nd (Prize: Wild Kratts Adventure Set) – “The Monkey that Couldn’t Swing” by Abigail P.
3rd (Prize: Odd Squad Agent Handbook) – “The Unusual Flamingo” by Cedric L.

3rd Grade

1st (Prize: Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet) -“The Panda that Wanted to Make History” by Madison C.
2nd (Prize: Collection of Roald Dahl Novels) – “Leo’s Victory” by William L.
3rd (Prize: Wild Kratts Board Game) – “How Do We Get to Alaska” by Braelynn E.

About the Writers Contest

The annual WPBS Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active storytelling and empowers children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories. This annual contest starts January and entries are accepted until mid-March. Winners are notified in April and celebrated either through an awards ceremony or other means in May.