GPB Education is thrilled to announce this year's PBS KIDS Writers Contest winners! These winners were among hundreds of K-3 students in Georgia who participated in the 2020 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Students submitted original, illustrated stories for the chance to win great prizes and be featured on GPB's website. 

A first, second, and third place winner was selected for each grade. Each grade level also had a STEAM winner--ones that best incorporated science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics. 

While the awards ceremony is usually hosted at GPB's headquarters in Atlanta, a virtual ceremony was held on Saturday, June 27, due to ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19. During the virtual ceremony, winners and their families enjoyed a special story from storyteller Mama Koku, and celebrated each other during the awards presentation. 

2020 PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winners

Kindergarten Winners

 

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1st Place – “The Dino Heroes to the Rescue” by Ford Israel (Savannah, GA)

 

2nd Place –  “The Runaway Fruit” by Noa Rae Spurgeon (Evans, GA)

2nd Place –  “The Runaway Fruit” by Noa Rae Spurgeon (Evans, GA)

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3rd Place – “Find a Home” by Emily Kang (Atlanta, GA)

1st Grade Winners

 

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1st Place – “Pablo Pawdogso and the Masterpiece Mystery” by Gemma Fletcher (Marietta, GA)

 

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2nd Place –  “A New Home” by Wren Morgan (Atlanta, GA)

 

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3rd Place – “Two Types of Cute Babies” by Maddy Eplan (Atlanta, GA)

2nd Grade Winners

 

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1st Place – “The Night Halloween Came Alive” by Marley Gokey (Newnan, GA)

 

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2nd Place –  “There’s a Monster in My House” by Cece Green (Sea Island, GA)

 

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3rd Place – “The Fruit Bowl” by Vera Smith (Decatur, GA)

3rd Grade Winners

 

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1st Place – “The Legend of Mount St. Helens” by Aanika Das (Macon, GA)

 

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2nd Place –  “The Lost Princess of Candy Cove” by McKinley Oliver (Milton, GA)

 

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3rd Place – “This Is a Holiday?” by Samuel Nickel (Forsyth, GA)

STEAM Winners

(These stories incorporated science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics.)

Greyson Lee

“Blown Apart” by Greyson Lee, Kindergarten (Mableton, GA)

 

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“In a Galaxy Far Away…” by Francesco Davila, 1st Grade (Acworth, GA)

 

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“The Forest Fire” by Ava Kirby, 2nd Grade (Conyers, GA)

 

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“Our Earth” by Riya Roopesh Nambiar, 3rd Grade (Cumming, GA)

Once again, GPB Education extends its congratulations to all of this year's winners!