The tallies are in for the 2012 KCPT PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest! This year there were a total of 45 stories entered.
The contest, presented locally by KCPT with national funding support from Studentpublishing.com, encourages children in grades K-3 in the Kansas City region and in communities across the country to celebrate the power of language and creativity by creating and submitting original stories and illustrations. KCPT was one of sixty-three public television stations across the country that participated in this year’s contest.
All first place winners from KCPT’s contest will be entered into the national PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, where they will compete against area winners from across the county.
KCPT’s 2012 PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest First Place Winners
Kindergarten – Furry Cat Has a Birthday Party by Alex Beeman
1st Grade – My Baby Sister by Estelle May
2nd Grade – The Cat Who Wanted to Fly by Keagan Iris Bailey
3rd Grade – The Waterfall by Amelia Kline
Second Place Winners
Kindergarten – The Butterfly at the Farm by EmmaLyn Burnett
1st Grade – The 3 Pigs Return by Maureen Tuohey
2nd Grade – The Pet Shop by Jillian Staver
3rd Grade – Farmer Boys by Daniel Sliker
Third Place Winners
Kindergarten – The Owl by Autumn Ferrante
1st Grade – If I Was by Gracelynn Xia
2nd Grade – The Soap Story of Natalie Soap by Natalie Thompson
3rd Grade – The Storm by Tanner McDaniel
Kindergartern – Pluto Got Sad by Aubrey Pritchett
1st Grade – Boomer and the Cave Mystery – Elizabeth Place
2nd Grade – The Alien by Akerth Jain
3rd Grade – The Mean Mirror by Makayla McClenahan
The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is produced annually by PBS KIDS and managed and created by WNED-TV Buffalo/Toronto, and is a part of PBS KIDS Raising Readers, a national initiative that uses the power of public media to build the reading skills of children ages two to eight. More information on PBS KIDS Raising Readers and the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest can be found at pbskids.org/read.