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WHRO's Annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest

Open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, stories were judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of illustrations. One first place and one honorable mention winner were chosen from each grade level. 2013 Contest Rules and Entry Forms will be available in January.

Watch the 2012 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest
Angie Callahan interviews the 2012 winners about their stories:

Here are the WHRO Young Storytellers for 2012.

Kindergarten 
First Place

Connor Mercer

"The Happy Turtles"
Achilles Elementary, Gloucester

Honorable Mention
Aidan Holland

"The Cowboy & The Alien"
Achilles Elementary, Gloucester
First Grade
First Place

Courtney Bowen

"A Friend for A Fairy"
Ocean Lakes, Virginia Beach

Honorable Mention
Jocelyn Lamprecht

"The Great Ocean Clean-Up"
Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg
Second Grade
First Place
Rashed Kennedy

"In the Woods"
Carrsville, Isle of Wight
Honorable Mention
Zoe Lucas

"The Brave Pony"
Kitty Hawk Elementary, NC
Third Grade
First Place
Phillip Pond

"A Very Bad Decision"
Tidewater Academy, Wakefield
Honorable Mention
Abbie Carroll

"The Land of Food"
Tidewater Academy, Wakefield
Fourth Grade
First Place
Emma Bustetter

"My New Sister"
Home Schooled, Virginia Beach
Honorable Mention
Kaitlynn Parkes

"Spider the Very Special Pony"
Broadwater Academy, Exmore
Fifth Grade
First Place
Christina Dowling

"The Puppy Adventure"
Park Place School, Norfolk
Honorable Mention
ShaKayla Alston

"My Genius"
Truitt Intermediate, Chesapeake


Past Writers Contest Winners

2011 PBS KIDS Go! Writers Contest Winners
2010 PBS KIDS Go! Writers Contest Winners
15th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners
14th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners
13th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners
12th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners
11th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners


The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is part of PBS KIDS Raising Readers and is funded in part by a Ready To Learn grant, in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The contents of these contest rules were developed under a grant, #PRU295B050003, from the Department of Education.  However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.