This is the 25th anniversary of the Austin PBS KIDS Writers Contest (formerly known as the KLRU KIDS Writers Contest)! It 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 in English or Spanish and submit them to Austin PBS.  All children who enter the contest have their story published on our website!

The contest begins January 1st and ends March 31st [now extended to April 8, 2020], so put your writing cap on and get your art supplies out. Submissions may be sent digitally or through the U.S. mail. Please remember:  do not to include the child’s last name or photo in the story [Last name initial is acceptable]. 

Here are your options for submitting a story:

Parents: you may submit your entry through this online form, or you may mail in your entry by downloading the entry form/formulario de entrada to include with your child’s story.
Mail to:
Austin PBS KIDS Writers Contest
P.O. Box 7158
Austin, TX 78713

TeachersYou have three different ways you may submit your students’ entries: 

  1. Use this form to upload each story separately;
  2. You may mail in your entries by downloading the entry form/formulario de entrada to include with each of your students’ story;
  3. You may scan and email your entries by downloading the entry form/formulario de entrada to include with each of your students’ story to writerscontest@klru.org

Mail to:
Austin PBS KIDS Writers Contest
P.O. Box 7158
Austin, TX 78713  

Helpful documents:

 

After Austin PBS reviews each entry, stories will be published now until all entries are received and processed. To locate your child’s story, search your child’s grade level and then your child’s first name, which is listed in alphabetical order.

2020 AUSTIN PBS KIDS Writers Contest Entries

 

 

Questions? Email Mary Alice Appleman at writerscontest@klru.org or call 512-890-1036

 

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