Writers Contest: Write My Future

Congratulations to our 2021 Writers Contest winners! Explore the stories below, click on the illustrations to hear the stories read by the authors.


First Place – The Shooting Star by Courtney C.

Second Place – Penny is Hungry for Pizza by Aaban M.

Third Place – K Man Spreads Kindness by Dhilan D

Honorable Mention – Toto and His Friends! by Joshua

First Grade

First Place (STEM Winner) – Super Cat vs the Cloud of Doom by Lily A.

Second Place – Frankie’s Garden by Jacob A.

Third Place – Be My Friend by Lilana S.

Honorable Mention – Daisy the Helpful Rabbit by Anvita M.

Second Grade

First Place – A Salt Shaker Named Pepper by Vivian P.

Second Place – Rocco’s Tacos by Rocco V.

Third Place – Happy Foods by Sarah S.

Honorable Mention – Even vs. Odd by Anahita B.

STEM Winner – My Sunshine Friend by Ava S.

Third Grade

First Place – Lovely Lady by Emma V.

Second Place – Elves in the Woods by Sofia P.

Third Place – Blake Builds His Dream by Crystal C.

Honorable Mention – What a Difference Kindness Can Make by Emily S.

Fourth Grade

First Place – The Spotless Cheetah by Hadia K.

Second Place – The Case of the Wayward Wrapper by Olivia A.

Third Place – The Power of Solidarity by Arjun K.

Honorable Mention – Sammy Squid by Coleman Y.

STEM Winner – Artificial Intelligence: Our Future by Harinee

Fifth Grade

First Place – The Almost True Tale of Cinderella by Sage

Second Place – Practice Makes Perfect by Michael N.

Third Place – Teddy Travels the World by Gia V.

Honorable Mention – A Trip Across the Country by Samantha S.

The Education Team at WQED has created a fun interactive podcast series with various themes featuring our very own Writers Contest story winners.

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Pittsburgh Puppet Works created The “Write” Dream 2021, a musical puppet production, featuring work from the talented, young authors of the WQED Writers Contest 2021! Join “Allie” on a magical quest through Dreamland, as she attempts to find her lost story ideas. Will she finally remember them? Will her adventure and the comical characters she meets inspire a new masterpiece? Watch and find out what her dream reveals…or, is it a dream?