This year, WETA Kids encouraged K-3rd grade children in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia to write an original story, poem or piece of non-fiction and enter the 2017 WETA Kids In My Neighborhood Writers and Illustrators Contest. We received nearly 400 contest entries this year. Thank you to all who submitted contest entries to WETA Kids. We were thrilled to see how many creative young people entered and we celebrate your efforts. Please keep writing and illustrating!
We are delighted to congratulate our WETA Kids prize winners for this year. To see the winning stories, click on the names below.
- FIRST PLACE: Gwendolyn P. – My Rainbow
- SECOND PLACE: Kush C. – Termaca Termite Colowis Battle
- THIRD PLACE: Thiago S. – Super Space Mission
- HONORABLE MENTION: David D. – David’s Adventures
- FIRST PLACE: Rick C. – The Rocks in My Neighborhood
- SECOND PLACE: Sofie D. – The Garden
- THIRD PLACE: Amy D. – In My Neighborhood
- HONORABLE MENTION: Mackenzi S. – Chester and Blue Bird on an Adventure
- FIRST PLACE: Max E. – The Best Day Ever!
- SECOND PLACE: Asha B. – A Journey
- THIRD PLACE: Eliza M. – The Story Behind the Unicorn Frappucino
- HONORABLE MENTION: Larisa J. – An Acrostic about my Neighborhood