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WETA Kids Writers' Contest: 2019 Winners

WETA Kids Writers Contest

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This year, WETA Kids encouraged children in grades K-3 throughout the Washington Metropolitan area to write an original story, poem or piece of non-fiction and enter the 2019 WETA Kids Writers Contest. Thank you to all who submitted contest entries to WETA Kids. We are 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 stories below.



First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

  • FIRST PLACE: McKenzie W. from McLean, VA – Firefly
  • SECOND PLACE: Arianie D. from Frederick, MD – Blind One’s Gift
  • THIRD PLACE: Ali E. from Arlington, VA – Pirates

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