The 2020 Writer's Contest opens on January 4.
The PBS KIDS Writers Contest encourages children in grades K through 5 to submit their own original illustrated stories for great prizes.
WQED and EQT are celebrating our 10 year anniversary!
For the past 10 years, WQED has partnered with The EQT Corporation to present the Writers Contest to children throughout our viewing area. Through the support of EQT, WQED has been able to reach out directly to schools, libraries, and families throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia to encourage children to submit their wonderful, original stories and illustrations. This partnership has been critical to the mission of WQED’s Education Department, as it engages children in writing and illustrating, includes parents and teachers in the creative process, and emphasizes the relevance of all literacy activities in a child’s life.
In the 10 years of sponsorship from EQT, WQED has received over 12,000 story entries, directly communicated with hundreds of teachers and librarians to provide them resources to work with their students, impacted thousands of WQED viewers with messages about the contest, and provided a website full of information that encourages students, and arms adults with relevant literacy information.
Thank you EQT!