Join KUED-Channel 7 and Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bountiful for a Writers' Workshop Celebration for the 15th Annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest on Saturday, March 7th, from 1 - 4 p.m., at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 999 North 500 West, in Bountiful.
Children will participate in a story-writing workshop and have the opportunity to map out their own stories for submission to the KUED Contest. Special guest entertainers include the magic of Mike Hamilton and "Chief," mascot for the Utah Blaze Arena Football Team. Ernie Flynn, magician and balloon artist, will be on hand to tie balloons. Refreshments will be provided.
Children from kindergarten through third grade are invited to participate in the Writers Workshop Celebration activities. Representatives from the hotel and KUED will be on hand with community partners to talk more about the competition. The Contest encourages children's writing and story-telling skills. Winning story entries are eligible for both local and national awards. Country Inn & Suites by Carlson signed on with KUED last year as a presenting sponsor of the Emmy-Award winning Reading Rainbow program, which airs on KUED-Channel 7 at 9 a.m. weekdays.
The KUED-Channel 7 Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Competition began Friday, February 27th, and goes through Friday, April 3rd, 2009. All entries must be submitted to KUED by Friday, April 3rd, to be considered for both the local and national competition. For a complete summary of competition rules, visit www.kued.org/rainbow, or contact Poonam Kumar, KUED Community Outreach assistant at 801-581-6163, or
e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National sponsors for the Reading Rainbow 15th Annual Young Writers & Illustrators Contest include Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNED-TV) and Smarterville Productions LLC. National funding is provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson.
KUED's READING RAINBOW COMPETITION is funded in part by the Ready to Learn initiative which is made possible by the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, the Emma Eccles Jones Foundation, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the R. Burton Foundation, United Way of Salt Lake, Qwest, and U.S. Bank.
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