PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2016

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a local contest this year designed to promote the advancement of children’s writing skills through hands-on, active learning. Children in kindergarten through third grade were encouraged to write and illustrate stories and submit them to KLRU.

KLRU’s panel of judges has awarded 12 winners out of 211 entries for Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

The winner’s celebration was held Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Ruiz Branch Library. See photos from the celebration here.

2016 KLRU Winners

KINDERGARTEN (23 entries)

3rd Place
Amadeus K., boy – age 6
First Foundations Pre-School
Austin, TX
The Missing Sun

2nd Place
MaryElizabeth R., girl – age 5
Homeschooled: Robson Primary School
Pflugerville, TX
A Friendship Story

1st Place
Colin D., boy – age 6
Neidig Elementary
Elgin ISD
Pets Go To School

1st GRADE (73 entries)

3rd Place
Emma G., girl – age 7
Neidig Elementary
Elgin ISD
The Awesome Robot

2nd Place
Chloe C., girl – age 7
Blanco Elementary
Blanco ISD
Sugar So Sweet

1st Place
Kayla R., girl – age 7
Paige, TX (Bastrop County)
I Love Dreaming

2nd GRADE (64 entries)

3rd Place
Soha D., girl – age 7
Elm Grove Elementary
Hays Consolidated ISD
The Baseball Game That Saved Earth

2nd Place
Shone Abhay S., boy – age 7
Patton Elementary
Austin ISD
The Mystery of the Museum

1st Place
Nicole W., girl – age 8
Naumann Elementary
Leander ISD
The Case of the Poetic Letter

3rd GRADE (51 entries)

3rd Place
Michelle H., girl – age 8
(3rd Place tie 2014)
Laural Mountain Elementary
Round Rock ISD
Innocent or Guilty?

2nd Place
Carson C., boy – age 9
(2nd Place 2015)
Austin, TX
A Brave Little Ant Who Found His Way Home

1st Place
Branna M., girl – age 8
Kyle, TX
Sam and the Burglar