Calling all young writers! Georgia Public Broadcasting invites all Georgia students in kindergarten through third grade to create an excellent story, illustrate it, and enter it in our PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

Stories can be fact or fiction, poetry or prose, or graphic novel, 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.

Entries are judged by a panel of judges. Once the winning stories are chosen, the winners will be honored with an awards presentation. Winners also will receive a prize pack and get to narrate their stories in our recording studios, which will appear on

The deadline for submissions is April 12, 2024.

Click here to explore our 2024 PBS KIDS Writers Contest Rules and Entry Form.

The contest is also supported by a robust set of resources for children, families, and teachers, including activity sheets and checklists to inspire children during the brainstorming process.

Looking for some inspiration? Watch previous writers contest winners and finalists read their stories.

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