Where Are They Now?

How Many times have you won the contest?

"I have won twice in the contest."

Why did you enter the contest?

"Because I love to read a lot and write my own stories."

What advice do you have for someone entering the contest?

"Write a story, Make it a good one. It is supposed to be fiction. It could be real life events too, imagine."

What do you do for fun?  What are your favorite activities?

"My favorite activities is to read and write, creating my own stories. Make it as good as Authors write it and not to copy any Authors books."

How Many times have you won the contest?

"3 times"

Why did you enter the contest?

"I saw a commercial on WQED one afternoon."

What advice do you have for someone entering the contest?

"Try your best."

Do you still like to write? What do you like to write about?

"Yes I still enjoy writing. I like to write stories about animals."

How Many times have you won the contest?

 "2"

Why did you enter the contest?

"I love to write and draw so it was the perfect contest for me!"

What advice do you have for someone entering the contest?

"Have fun when you’re writing your book. Take your time and work on a little at a time."

What did you like best about being a Writers contest winner?

 "I liked that my whole school knew that I was a finalist and they all voted for me. I also liked the awards ceremony, puppet show and winning prizes!"

How Many times have you won the contest?

"4"

Why did you enter the contest?

"The first year - to try something new. 2, 3, 4...so many fun opportunities if you win."

What advice do you have for someone entering the contest?

"Write what you feel in your heart"

How Many times have you won the contest?

"Twice, 1st and 4th Grade"

Why did you enter the contest?

"I entered the contest because I love to write stories and draw pictures to illustrate my stories." 

What advice do you have for someone entering the contest? 

"Write about something you really like or are interested in, then you will have an easier time writing your story."

What did you like best about being a Writers contest winner?

 "I really enjoyed attending the Winners Celebration.  The food was awesome and the activities were a lot of fun.  I also enjoyed hearing the stories of all the winners.  I am sad this is the last year I can enter the contest."

How Many times have you won the contest?

"I won first place three times, when I was in Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 5th grade."

Why did you enter the contest?

"I love to write!  I wanted to share my ideas and drawings with others."

What advice do you have for someone entering the contest?

"Think BIG and COLORFUL!  Fill the page with words and pictures. You have a great idea, show it off!"

Do you still like to write? What do you like to write about?

"I definitely still love to write. I am part of my school's creative writing club. I enjoy writing poetry, sci-fi, historical fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy and riddles. I plan to continuing writing into my adult life, and may be a published author someday."

How many times have you won the contest?

"I won twice, once in the second grade for The Surprise Meatballs and again in third grade for Hermie’s Adventure."

Why did you enter the contest?

"I came home from school with an assignment.  I had to write a story based on a picture I was given.  After I wrote it, my mom thought it was good and suggested I turn it into a story for the PBS Young Writers Contest. I drew all of the pictures and made sure the story had everything needed for the contest. We sent it in."

What advice do you have for someone entering the contest?

"I’d say 'Just write your feelings.' " 

Do you still like to write? What do you like to write about?

"Writing is fun, and I take an honors English class where we are constantly writing essays.  I can confidently write about anything they ask me, which gives me a spirit of creativity and freedom. I know that writing will be important to me the rest of my life."

How many times have you won the contest?

"3"

Why did you enter the contest?

"I entered because I had an interest in reading and writing at a young age, and I thought it would be fun to write and illustrate my own story."

What advice do you have for someone entering the contest?

"Be creative. Use your imagination. Draw inspiration from your own life. And don't procrastinate."

What do you do for fun? What are your favorite activities?

"I like to hang out with my friends, participate in musical theater, play baseball, and read."

How Many times have you won the contest?

"I won the contest two times. (Kindergarten and 5th Grade)"

Why did you enter the contest?

"I entered the contest because I like writing and drawing."

What advice do you have for someone entering the contest?

"Don’t wait until the last minute to write your story and draw your pictures. It won’t turn out right, and you might not be happy with it."

Do you still like to write? What do you like to write about?

"Yes – I like to write fantasy and fiction novels."

What did you like best about being a Writers contest winner?

"I liked going to the awards ceremony and party. I really liked the puppets that were made from the main characters in my stories. (Vic the Chick and Shelly)"

What do you do for fun?  What are your favorite activities?

"I like to program robots, dance, and write stories."