The Austin PBS 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 have their story published on our website.

We will be honoring the winners and all the children who entered the contest on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the downtown Austin Public Library. The children will read their stories, have their pictures taken and enjoy refreshments with their family and friends. 

In our eyes, every one of these stories are winners,
and we hope they keep on writing and illustrating!

Next year’s contest will begin January 1, 2021 and end March 31, 2021.

Questions? Email Mary Alice Appleman at writerscontest@klru.org or call 512.890-1036.

 

2020 Austin PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winners

KINDERGARTEN: (29 entries)

3rd placeGursimran N., Party Planet 

Elsa England Elementary

Round Rock ISD

2nd place Jayvyn P., Spy Cat

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School

Austin, TX

1st place Aanya K., Bubbles a Smart Bunny

Challenger School

Austin, TX

 

1st GRADE: (114 entries)

3rd place – Gabby M., I Need Gold

Holy Family Catholic School

Austin, TX

2nd place – Yucheng Z., Did You Take the C from my Book?

Murchison Elementary

Pflugerville ISD

1st place – Jaelen C., Why Does Everything Have Nuts?

Linda Herrington Elementary School

Round Rock ISD

 

2nd GRADE: (73 entries)

3rd place – Natalie G., LadyBug and Butterfly

Laurel Mountain Elementary

Round Rock ISD

2nd place – Olivia C.,  Livy’s Adventure

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School 

Wimberley, TX

1st place – Tiana S.,  Best Friends Forever

Laura Welch Bush Elementary

Leander ISD

 

3rd GRADE: (55 entries)

3rd place – Isaac R.,  Kit and the Pacific Garbage Patch

Ridgetop Elementary

Austin ISD

2nd place – Eliana C., When the World Runs Out of Macaroni Without Cheese

Linda Herrington Elementary School

Round Rock ISD

1st place – Yunseo C., How Butterflies Got Their Color

Spicewood Elementary

Round Rock ISD

 

4th GRADE: (65 entries)

3rd place – Atharv S.,  The Curious Case of Apollo

Laurel Mountain Elementary

Round Rock ISD

2nd place – Sahana J.,  Grandpapi’s Treasure

Spicewood Elementary

Round Rock ISD

1st place – Mithra B.,  How to Catch a Leprechaun

Laurel Mountain Elementary

Round Rock ISD

 

5th GRADE: (33 entries)

3rd place – Noah M.,  Jake’s Big Chance

Homeschooled

Lorena, TX

2nd place – Anishka B., Valiant Tim

Laurel Mountain Elementary

Round Rock ISD

1st place – Madeline G., The Truth About Butterflies

Camacho Elementary

Leander ISD

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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