2017 Writer's and Illustrator's Contest

DATES: March 1, 2017 - April 15, 2017



The KUED Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest is for kids who are in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Here is everything you will need to help your budding writer and artist submit their entry.

  • First, take a peek at the local Contest Entry Form and Rules (Print PDF Here). It has all the information you need to get your story ready to submit! Make sure you can enter the Contest.
  • Print off the Contest Entry Form and Rules (Print PDF Here). Fill out the form completely, have a parent or guardian sign it, and mail it with your story to be entered in the contest.
  • Check out past KUED Kids winners (see links below) so you have an idea of what other kids have done in the past. You might get some inspiration!
  • What should your story include? 1) A beginning, middle, and end; 2) A central event like a conflict or discovery; 3) Characters who change or learn a lesson; 4) Illustrations that help tell the tale.
  • Stories must be postmarked by April 10, 2017 and received by April 15, 2017:
  • Mail Story, Contest Entry Form, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
    1. KUED 7
      Attn: Elise Brimhall
      101 Wasatch Dr., RM 215
      Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Past KUED Winners

See the 2015 winners HERE

See the 2016 winners
Printable Activity Sheets and Parent Resources
(click image to download a PDF)

All stories start with an idea of the characters, places or events that will be in the story. Use these worksheets to help your child and students start to form ideas for potential stories. These activities provide a space to freely develop story ideas through text and illustration.

Parent Resources

For more inspiration and tips from other parents, check out these articles from PBS Parents!

Creative Writing for Children

Writing Development: One Child's Journey from Scribbles to Stories