KCPT Announces Annual PBS Kids Writers Contest

Kansas City area Kids in Grades K-3 Encouraged to Submit Original Stories


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Kansas City, MO February 3, 2020 – Kansas City PBS is accepting entries for the annual KCPT PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Through March 27, 2020, young authors in the Kansas City area enrolled in grades K-3 can write and illustrate an original story and submit their creation for consideration. The Writers Contest is designed to promote children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.

“KCPT is committed to helping children in the Kansas City area express their creativity and explore their imagination”, said Gary Brock, KCPT Director of Education. “By providing opportunities such as the Kids Writers Contest, KCPT is making a commitment to its children and their long term success — in school and in life.”

KCPT will select local winners and award prizes in the spring of 2020. Submission details and contest rules can be found at kcpt.org/write.

Creative Writing Resources
A brainstorming worksheet, story revision checklist and other activity sheets are available on the Contest website at http://www.kcpt.org/write/ to inspire children during the story writing process. The Contest is also supported by resources for children, parents and teachers via PBS LearningMedia, including a collection of online teacher resources for use in classrooms.

About KCPT
Kansas City PBS is a non-profit multimedia organization located in midtown Kansas City. Founded in 1961, KCPT operates four television channels, as well as working with sister brands FlatlandKC, a digital news and culture magazine, and 90.9 The Bridge, a public radio station. For more information about KCPT’s programs and services, or to become a member and support public television in Kansas City, please go to www.KCPT.org. KCPT’s 24/7 kids channel provides 24-hour educational kids programming and can be streamed at kcpt.org/kids. Channel numbers for local providers can be found here.

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen, Daytime Emmy and Parents’ Choice-award winning PBS KIDS and pbskids.org provide engaging interactive content for children, including programming, games, apps and the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

Contact writerscontest@kcpt.org for more information.