Entries are now being accepted for the VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest Presented by Janice Allen.
The VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on learning. The contest—made possible by local financial support from Janice Allen—empowers participants to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills while writing and illustrating their very own stories.
“The Writers Contest is a powerful way for kids to learn using their innate sense of imagination and creativity. We are excited to showcase the creative work of Southern Nevada’s youth again this year,” said Jessica Russell, Vegas PBS Ready To Learn Coordinator.
How the Contest Works
Southern Nevada students in grades K-5 can submit entries to the VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest by Friday, April 8, 2022, at 5 p.m. All entries must be accompanied by an official entry form signed by a parent or guardian.
Stories can be mailed to Jessica Russell at Vegas PBS at 3050 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A panel of judges will select local winners in the spring of 2022. All local winners are recognized by Vegas PBS and receive trophies, a hardcover version of their story, autographed books, and a custom backpack filled with reading and writing resources.
Visit vegaspbs.org/writerscontest for more information.
About Vegas PBS
Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 12 consecutive years, Vegas PBS has remained among the top five most-watched PBS stations in the country. The station offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, WORLD, Rewind and Jackpot! The station collaborates with community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues.
Vegas PBS provides a robust variety of education services that extend the educational experience beyond the broadcast. Resources and services include Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn educational workshops for children and families, professional development for teachers, online learning courses and certifications for adults, multimedia educational support for educators, 25+ channels of educational and local news for in-classroom viewing, and a Special Needs Resource Library serving those with special needs throughout the state of Nevada.
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