PBS KIDS Writers Contest

WSKG hosts local PBS KIDS Writers Contest

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a contest designed to promote the advancement of children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning.  The Contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.  The Contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the national "Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest."

THE 2014 CONTEST HAS CLOSED - We'll be working with judges to evaluate the entries and will announce winners in early May!  Thanks for all who participated!


WSKG celebrates Ritaj ElGhissassi of Vestal, NY.  Her winning story in our 2013 PBS KIDS GO WRITERS CONTEST traveled to the national contest where she earned 2nd place in the 3rd grade category!  We are so proud of her.  You can watch Ritaj read her story and share the book she created in the video below.



1st Place - "The Adventure of Potluck" by Max Abaya, Binghamton, NY
2nd Place - "A Happy Place" by Cazja McKnight, Binghamton, NY
3rd Place - "The Carrot" by Anne Rogers, Binghamton, NY
Honorable Mention - "How to Make a Hot Rod Derby Car" by Regis Farren, Elmira, NY

First Grade
1st Place - "The Magic Cow" by Keyahn Sethi, Binghamton, NY
2nd Place - "Click Clack, What is That?" by Diego Monastra, Endwell, NY
3rd Place - "The Diamond Necklace" by Erin Lewis, Newark Valley, NY

Second Grade
1st Place - "The Cheetah that Ran for President" by Samuel Stashko, Friendsville, PA
2nd Place - "The Unicorn Meets the Wolf" by Emma Miller, Berkshire, NY
3rd Place - "Rapedo the Iguana" by Alannah Deer, Owego, NY
Honorable Mention - "Two Planets: Book Three: My Sisters Are Aliens" by Michael Vititow, Binghamton, NY
Honorable Mention - "Save Our Precious Charm" by Awab ElGhissassi, Vestal, NY

Third Grade
1st Place - "When Should I Stop Reading?" by Ritaj ElGhissassi, Vestal, NY
2nd Place - "The Mystery of the Movie Theater Mouse" by Gillian Mason, Painted Post, NY
3rd Place - "A Chocolatey Day" by Logan Everson, Conklin, NY