The KLRU KIDS Writers Contest is a local Contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. Children from kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to write and illustrate stories and submit them to KLRU. All children who enter the contest will have their story published on our website!

Email & Postmark Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019

KLRU will be accepting emailed entries to Each entry must have two attachments:

  1. Entry form (with adult signature)
  2. Story with illustrations (pdf or jpg)

Mail-in entries may be sent to:
KLRU KIDS Writers Contest
P.O. Box 7158
Austin, TX 78713

Questions? Email Mary Alice Appleman at or call 512.475.9051.

Winners of the KLRU Kids Writers Contest read their stories at the Central Library

2018 KLRU KIDS Writers Contest Winners

Kindergarten (54 entries)

1st Grade (130 entries)

2nd Grade (156 entries)

3rd Grade (105 entries)

4th Grade (70 entries)

5th Grade (43 entries)

2018 KLRU KIDS Writers Contest Entries

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