Austin PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2017

The KLRU 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, which then selected winners and awarded prizes. All entries were published on KLRU’s website.

KLRU’s panel of judges has awarded 13 winners out of 310 entries for Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
The winner’s celebration was held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Ruiz Branch Library. See photos from the celebration here.

KLRU Writers Contest 2017-267

Kindergarten (35 entries)

3rd Place
Sunny P., girl — age 6
TH Johnson Elementary
Taylor ISD
Lightening Girl Saves People

2nd Place
Maxwell H., boy — age 6
Reilly Elementary
Austin ISD
Secret Agent Robot

1st Place
Addison R., girl — age 5
[sister Kayla won 1st Place in 2016]
Paige, TX (Bastrop County)
The Horse and the Ladybug

1st Grade (68 entries)

3rd place tie
Atlie M., girl — age 6
[sister Branna won 1st Place in 2016]
Kyle, TX
The Bug Adventure

3rd place tie
Colin D., boy — age 7
[1st Place 2016; brother Aiden won in 2015, 2014, 2013]
Neidig Elementary
Elgin ISD
Cray-Cray Koala and the “Crazy” Words

2nd place
Avanish Ram V., boy — age 7
Laurel Mountain Elementary
Round Rock ISD
Space Adventure

1st place
Harry F., boy — age 6
Pond Springs Elementary
Round Rock ISD
Jake the Forgetful Scientist

2nd Grade (86 entries)

3rd place
Tanya R., girl — age 7
St. Francis School
Austin, TX
The Magic Puppy

2nd place
Genevieve H., girl — age 8
Santa Cruz Catholic School
Buda, TX
The Princess’s Gift

1st place
Surya A., boy — age 8
[won 3rd Place 2015]
Patsy Sommer Elementary
Round Rock ISD
The Chase for the 100th

3rd Grade (121 entries)

3rd place
Julia T., girl – age 9
Chaparral Star Academy
Austin ISD charter
When You Come Back

2nd place
Kinsley C., girl – age 9
Laurel Mountain Elementary
Round Rock ISD
Finney’s Incredible Journey

1st place
Anna J., girl – age 9
Riogas Elementary
Pflugerville ISD
The Light Bulb Above My Head

2017 KLRU KIDS Writers Contest Entries

Kindergarten | First Grade | Second Grade | Third Grade