Austin PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2019


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 have their story published on our website!

We honored the winners and all the children who entered the contest on Saturday, May 18th, 2019. The children read their stories beautifully and enjoyed getting their pictures taken and having refreshments with their family and friends. Click here to view the pictures!

In our eyes, every one of these stories are winners! Keep on writing and illustrating!

Next year’s contest will begin January 1, 2020 and end March 31, 2020.

Questions? Email Mary Alice Appleman at or call 512.475.9051.

2019 KLRU Writers Contest winners at Austin Public Library

2019 Austin PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winners

Kindergarten (48 entries)

First Grade (134 entries)

Second Grade (138 entries)

Third Grade (79 entries)

Fourth Grade (102 entries)

Fifth Grade (58 entries)

2019 AUSTIN PBS KIDS Writers Contest Entries