VEGAS PBS ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST
Today, Vegas PBS announced its annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest empowers children in grades K-5 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories. “Vegas PBS is committed to providing fun opportunities for Southern Nevada area kids to express their creativity,” said Jessica Carroll, Ready To Learn Coordinator for Vegas PBS. “The PBS KIDS Writers Contest helps children build valuable literacy skills for success in school and life.” How the Contest Works Beginning January 1, children in Southern Nevada can submit their entries to the PBS KIDS Writers Contest. A panel of judges will select local winners and award prizes in the spring of 2014. Prizes include scholarships to attend the Southern Nevada Writing Project Youth Writing Camp for first place winners, trophies for first through third place winners, certificates for all participants, as well as other prizes. Children who are members of the Boys or Girls Scouts of Southern Nevada will receive respective patches. The local winners (K-3 grade only) will then be entered into the national contest where a panel of esteemed judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners will be announced during the summer of 2014 and the winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest. All entries must be submitted to Vegas PBS no later than April 11, 2014. To enter the contest and for more information on entry rules, contest resources, or to view previous winners’ stories, please visit VegasPBS.org/rtl/events/writers-contest/.
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