Due to COVID 19 restrictions, Writer’s Contest
submission has been “revised” Stories Due: May 8th!

Step One: Fill out the Individual Contest Form

Step Two: Click here to get your story started!

Step Three: Be sure to check out our Complete Rules

Step Four:   Individual Contest entries due May 8, 2020 

Individual contest entries can be submitted in the following ways:

Mail: PBS Fort Wayne, Attention: Education Outreach, 2501 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Submit via e-mail: SCAN or Phot0graph the pages of your story and email: Educationoutreach@wfwa.org

Drop off at PBS Fort Wayne as a last resort, if you have no other option, you may drop off between 8am-4pm. Ring the doorbell and ask to drop off your story in our breezeway. We have VERY limited staff, and you will not have contact, but a staff person will acknowledge your drop off and your story will be added to the submissions. 2501 W. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

*PBS Fort Wayne will be contacting winners and is exploring the opportunity of doing a “virtual” award ceremony to acknowledge the winning stories.

Already dropped off your story at a local entry point? Contact your local entry point via email (links to local entry points are below) – arrangements will be made to receive your story.

The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning.  This contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the PBS39 viewing Area to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.  It extends the powerful tradition and annual success begun by the 15-year national run of the “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.”

The top stories from each location move on to the PBS Fort Wayne Regional level! After the Regional results are announced in May, the contest officially concludes with a ceremony for the winners and their families.

Download the PBS KIDS Writers Contest Individual Contest Entry Form  for 2019/2020.  Then, contact one of the Local Entry Points below to check for entry deadline.

You can also view the 2020 Complete RulesReady to get your story started? Click here for some cool tools to get your story started!

If you have questions about the contest, or would like to become involved (as a teacher, school or library) email us at educationoutreach@wfwa.org

The 2019-2020 PBS Kids Writers Contest is made possible through a generous grant from: