We have received over 400 amazing stories written and illustrated by kids in Kindergarten to 5th grade!

The Austin PBS KIDS Writers Contest promotes children’s literacy and art through hands-on, active learning. Children in the Austin PBS viewing area can write and illustrate original stories, then submit them to Austin PBS. All entries are published on this website and the top stories from each grade level were selected by independent judges.

In our eyes, every one of these stories are published winners, keep on writing and illustrating! Thank you to everyone for their hard work and dedication, we thoroughly enjoyed reading you!

2023 Austin PBS Writers Contest Winners


1st placePickle Dog by Sefi M

2nd place – Lucci at the library by Abigael V

3rd placeThe Cheekiest Witch Named Pecan by Rowan C

First Grade

1st placeThe Adventures of Caylee by Gaby L

2nd place – The Unknown Becomes Your Home by Leona R

3rd placeSuper Kitty and the Bus by Lily M

Second Grade

1st placeThe Girl and the Flowers by Abigail A

2nd place – The Great Garden Mystery by Sucheth M

3rd placeShine’s Great Escape by Nethra G

Third Grade

1st placeWhy The Sky Turned Blue by Aarav S

2nd place – The Hurricane at Sea by Leah R

3rd place – Monochrome by Kemble H

Fourth Grade

1st placeThe Sad Little Pond by Leonora F

2nd place – The First Grizzly by Ira C

3rd placeEllie and Her Uncolored Rainbow by Jaelen C

Fifth Grade

1st placeTourmaline by Hildi H

2nd place – Max’s Rainbow Week by Charley C

3rd placeThe Rabbit in Four Seasons by Kenzie T



2023 AUSTIN PBS KIDS Writers Contest Entries

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