Connecticut Center for the Book is pleased to support Connecticut Public in this summer’s PBS Kids Writers Contest. This Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest, running in partnership with the Connecticut Library Consortium, the Connecticut State Library, and the Connecticut Center for the Book, allows children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories.
Beginning June 1, children in Connecticut can submit their entries to the CT Public PBS Kids Writers Contest via their local libraries or through an online submission platform. CT Public will select local winners and award prizes including book packages, tickets to local attractions, and/or other prizes in September of 2018. Additionally, local winners will be invited to a special event where their winning stories will be celebrated and prizes will be awarded.
Creative Writing Resources
The Contest is supported by a set of resources for children, parents and teachers which can be found at your local library or on the the CT Public website. Story ideas and activity sheets are available on the website to inspire children during the brainstorming process. PBS LearningMedia also offerings a collection of online teacher resources for use in classrooms nationwide.
To enter the Contest and for more information on entry rules and contest resources visit http://ctlearninglab.org/writerscontest.