WQPT announced its annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest empowering children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their own stories.
Stories, which must be the original work of the child, may be non-fiction, fiction, prose or poetry. Entries, postmarked by Friday, March 30 can be dropped off at WQPT's office at Western Illinois University's riverfront campus, or mailed to WQPT, 3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265.
Sixteen local winners, four from each grade, will be honored with prizes at a ceremony held at the Butterworth Center in May and will appear on-air in a promotion for PBS Kids programs on WQPT. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Achievement, and teachers who enter their students will earn free books for their classrooms.
Find resources for children, parents and teachers at www.wqpt.org/storycontest. Story ideas and activity sheets are available on the contest website to inspire children during the brainstorming process.
WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities.
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