2018 WJCT PBS Kids Writers Contest

The PBS Kids Writers Contest is open to any child in grades K-3 who wants to write and illustrate their own story. Submit your story to WJCT for judging and a chance to win cool prizes! Local winning stories will be submitted to the local WJCT People’s Choice Awards for judging. Everyone who enters will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

To help children prepare for the contest, encourage them to read last year’s winners, think about their own favorite stories, and create new stories.

Download the PBS Kids Writers Contest “Story Writing Fun Guide” and the “Teacher’s Guide & Classroom Worksheets” with brainstorming activities, help with writing and revising, and other ideas and tips!

Enter The Contest

The contest officially begins on January 1, 2018. All entries must be postmarked by March 19, 2018. Download the entry form and contest rules below then mail to:

WJCT PBS Kids Writers Contest
100 Festival Park Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

2018 Contest Entry Form    Full 2018 Contest Rules

These files require Acrobat Reader. (Free Download)

Information For Educators

Teachers, if you are interested in receiving information about the PBS KIDS Writer’s Contest, CLICK HERE. WJCT’s Education Outreach Coordinator, Robin Warren, will contact you within one week of your request.

Circe LeNoble, Grants & Education Outreach Manager
Phone: 904.358.6329
Email: clenoble@wjct.org

Florida PBS LearningMedia offers a collection of online teacher resources aligned to current Florida education standards, for use in classrooms.


What is the PBS Kids Writers Contest and who can enter?

It’s a contest held by many local PBS member stations for kids in K-3rd grade who want to write and illustrate their own stories. Stories are judged locally to determine local winners. Local winners are sent to the national PBS Kids Writers Contest for national judging.

Can I see stories from other Contest years to get ideas?

Yes! You can check out all the stories from the past 2 years and think about your own favorite stories.

View all the wonderful 2017 WJCT PBS Kids Writers Contest story submissions!
Click Here!
View all the wonderful 2016 WJCT PBS Kids Writers Contest story submissions!
Click Here!






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