KUED Kids WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS Contest 2014

The KUED PBS KIDS Writers Contest is for kids who are in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Are you in a K-6 Grade? Great! Here's what you'll need to do to submit your entry. Don't forget to ask for help from an adult here if you need it!

  • First, take a peek at the local Contest Rules. It has all the information you need to get your story ready to submit! Make sure you can enter the Contest. And see what you can win!
  • Print off the Contest Entry Form. You will need to fill this out completely, have a parent or guardian sign it, and mail it with your story to be entered in the contest.
  • Check out the Read Stories section of the PBS Kids site so you have an idea of what other kids have done in the past. You might get some inspiration!
  • What should your story include?
    • A beginning, middle, and end.
    • A central event like a conflict or discovery.
    • Characters who change or learn a lesson.
    • Illustrations that help tell the tale.
  • Mail your Stories and completed and signed Contest Entry Form by April 1st to:

    KUED 7
    Attn: Elise Peterson
    101 Wasatch Dr., RM 215
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

We have some great resource to help you get started on your story. Download and print out the following documents to help develop your idea.

  • #1 Brainstorming your idea: use this helpful document to create character sketches, theorize a setting and flesh out your story with a beginning, middle and end.
  • #2 Get ready to write: You've got your story, now it's summarize your ideas in text before starting the illustrations.
  • #3 Story revision checklist: Most stories follow a tried and true formula; this checklist will help you ensure you've covered those bases and you're ready to begin illustrating.

NOTE: KUED accepts submissions from Kindergarten – 6th grade students. The national PBS contest is for grades Kindergarten – 3rd grade students. Since KUED extends the contest beyond the national submission grades, our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade winners are not eligible for national prizing.

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