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Be the next winner of the WETA PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Children in grades K-4 throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area are invited to submit an original story, poem or piece of non-fiction to enter the contest.

This year, all WETA PBS Kids Writers Contest submissions should start with the following: “I want to see a world where...”

There are lots of cool prizes for the winners. The class, after-school or childcare center that submits the most entries to WETA PBS Kids will win children’s books!

Check out the 2022 Writers Contest winners.

WETA PBS Kids writers’ workshop

Join us for a WETA PBS Kids writers’ workshop with renowned children’s book author, Erica Perl, on Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. via ZoomThe workshop is open to children in grades K-4.  

Rules and Prizes

Contest is open to children in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grades who live in DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia. All entries must be postmarked by April 29.

There will be three winners at each grade level; First, second and third place winners. 

First place winners at each grade level will have their stories made into a hardcover book! See rules below for information on prizes. 

How to Enter

Entries can be submitted one of three ways:   

1) Through this google form (each individual entry needs to be submitted on its own) 

2) Scanning and emailing entries to, or  

3) Sending or dropping off the entries at the WETA headquarters mailroom. If you choose this option, entries must be on one side of the page with numbers on the back of each page.

Have a question? E-mail Outreach and Community Engagement at


Helpful Resources

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PBS Kids Brainstorming Worksheet pdf
PBS Kids Story Element Brainstorming Worksheet pdf
PBS Kids Story Revision Checklist pdf

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