How can you take part?

Step One:

Click here to get your story started!

Step Two:

Be sure your story adheres to the 2023 Complete Rules 

This year, PBS Fort Wayne has added 4th and 5th Grades to the Writer’s Contest!

Step Three:

Complete your PBS KIDS Writers Contest Individual Contest Entry Form complete it and submit it with your entry!

Step Four:

  Individual Contest entries due to PBS Fort Wayne  NO LATER than the close of business, Friday, May 5, 2023

Individual contest entries can be submitted in the following ways:

Mail to:

PBS Fort Wayne

Attention: Mark Ryan

2501 East Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Submit via e-mail:

Scan or Photograph the pages of your story and email to:

Drop off at PBS Fort Wayne:

You may drop off between 9am-5pm, weekdays.  A staff person will acknowledge your drop off and your story will be added to the submissions.

The Address: 2501 East Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

*PBS Fort Wayne will be contacting winner in each category and will hold an award ceremony (in person or virtual June 1, or another time to be determined) to acknowledge the winners.

Already dropped off your story at a local entry point? Contact your local entry point via email (links to local entry points coming soon!)

Arrangements will be made to receive your story.

Check out the 2022 Winning Stories Here! 

The PBS KIDS GO Writers Contest is  designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning.  The top stories from each location move on to the PBS Fort Wayne Regional level. After the Regional level results are announced in May, the contest officially concludes with a ceremony for the winners and their families.

PBS KIDS Writers Contest Rules 

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

About This Contest:

The PBS Kids Writers Contest encourages children in grades K-5 in communities across the PBS Fort Wayne viewing area to celebrate the power of creating and sharing illustrated stories by submitting their own original work.  It extends the powerful annual tradition begun by the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest. PBS Fort Wayne has proudly participated in this contest every spring since 1998.

The 2023 PBS Kids Writers Contest at PBS Fort Wayne is also made possible through the support of viewers like YOU! Thank You!

The 2023 PBS Kids Writers Contest is sponsored in part by: