PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Do you have a winning storyteller in your house?  Are you a teacher with a classroom full of budding authors?

Send us your stories.  Each story must be an original work, accompanied by at least 5 illustrations and meet the word count guidelines for each grade level.  Stories can be fact or fiction, prose or poetry.  Please download our entry form for full rules and guidelines.

Teachers who enter their classroom's stories are entered into a national PBS sweepstakes and a local prize package sweepstakes!

Who can enter?

All Students Kindergarten through third grade.

Deadline:  Friday, May 4, 2018

To enter download an entry form and submit your child's entry to WTCI-TV at

WTCI-TV, 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416

Please call Jennifer Crutchfield at 423.702.7815 or email for information or to book a station tour for your classroom or club!

Each author receives a certificate of achievement and an iPad or Android PBS KIDS game app code. 

2017 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Resources:

PBS provides lots of resources that will help you guide your child as they explore the dynamics of writing and illustrating a story. 

Please visit those resources here.

WTCI-PBS Entry Form

2018 Contest Rules

WTCI-PBS Activities Package

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  • Promise Pediatrics
  • Star Line Books
  • Zaxby’s

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