GPB's PBS Kids Young Writers Contest: asset-mezzanine-16x9

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 April 30, 2021. 

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 a panel of judges. Once the winning stories are chosen, the winners and their families will be invited to a virtual awards ceremony, where each child will be honored. Winners will also receive a prize pack and get to narrate their story that will appear on website. 

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2021.

GPB 2021 Writers Contest Rules and 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 hear the winning stories from last year, go to