It’s time to sharpen those pencils! GPB invites Georgia students in kindergarten through third grade to create a great story, illustrate it, and enter it in our PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2020. 

Stories can be fact or fiction, poetry or prose, and will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling, and integration of illustrations. A first, second, and third place will be chosen from each grade level. Additionally, four stories (one from each grade level) will be selected for the STEAM Award if their story effectively incorporates science, technology, engineering, arts, and/or mathematics. 

Entries are judged by an independent panel of judges. Once the winning stories are chosen, the winners and their families will be invited to attend the awards ceremony at GPB headquarters, where each child will be honored at a special reception. Winners will also get to narrate their story in the GPB radio studio, reading their winning entry. Winning entries will appear on website. 

The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2020.

2020 GPB Writers Contest Rules

2020 GPB Writers Contest Entry Form

The contest is supported by a robust set of resources for children, families, and teachers, including activity sheets and checklists to inspire children during the brainstorming process. For more information and to here the winning stories from last year, go to