Writer's Contest | Education | OETA

OETA has announced its annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest, made possible in part by local financial support from the Oklahoma State Department of Education empowers children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories.

How the Contest Works
Beginning March 7, 2016, children in Oklahoma can submit their entries to the OETA PBS KIDS Writers Contest. OETA will select local winners and award prizes including a trophy and prize package valued up to $250.00 in the spring of 2016. Additionally, local winners will be featured on  www.oeta.tv and on pbskids.org/writerscontest.

Creative Writing Resources
The contest is supported by a robust set of resources for children. Story ideas, activity sheets, along with the previous winning entries are available to inspire children during the brainstorming process with the Story Writing Fun Guide (PDF). PBS LearningMedia also offerings a collection of online teacher resources for use in classrooms nationwide. 

How To Enter
All entries must be postmarked by April 15, 2016. Download the entry form and contest rules below then mail your entry to:

OETA/PBS Kids Writers Contest
7403 North Kelley Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

2016 Contest Entry Form (PDF)
2016 Contest Rules & Regulations (PDF)

These files require Acrobat Reader (free download).

Questions? Email education@oeta.tv.