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Calling all Kid Writers, Kindgarten to Third Grade! RI PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest Now Open!

Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to write and illustrate a story and submit that story to the Rhode Island PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest presented by Corner Bakery Cafe.

2009 PBS Kids LogoThe local Rhode Island PBS contest started January 27 and continues through March 21, 2014. Entries will be judged and winners chosen from in each grade, so there will be four first place winners. Winners and participants will be honored during an awards celebration in April. Local winners will be entered into the national contest, which is judged in May and June.

The theme for our 2014 contest is “Healthy Living” – a huge idea wide open to creative storytelling about any number of topics: food, cooking and nutritious eating; planting, gardening and farming; sports and physical activity including adventures in nature; healthy and safe choices and habits. These are just a few general ideas – but fine if your child comes up with several more before choosing just the right story to tell.

To make participating and entering the contest more fun, Rhode Island PBS is collaborating with the YMCA of Greater Providence, libraries, after-school programs, schools, and other organizations where children gather. Ask your local librarian or organization leader if they would like to coordinate a small group of students to work on stories for submission.

All children in grades Kindergarten through Grade 3 are welcome to enter!

The place to go for information and to upload your child’s entry is ripbs.org/kidswrite. There, you will find general rules, fun and creative brainstorming and writing resources you can download and print out, and an official entry form. Plus, if a little inspiration is needed, last year’s national winning entries are available at pbskids.org/writerscontest.

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