This contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through handson, active learning. It encourages children to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. Last year over 300 students submitted their work to VIA for this contest. The first place student in each grade category will receive a plaque and have their story narrated by FM Host, Lisa Mazzarella for a web feature.
The 2020 Contest is Open for Entries!
The 2020 PBS Kids Writers Contest is now open! Please carefully read the rules for entry before submitting your story. Once you're ready, please mail your story along with your entry form to
VIA Public Media
Attn. PBS Kids Writers Contest
100 WVIA Way
Pittston, PA 18640
Deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.
Madelynn Herb - Kindergarten Winner PBS Kids Writers Contest
Madelynn's book is titled "Two Little Bunnies"
Asher Ulmer - 2nd Grade Winner PBS Kids Writers Contest
Asher's book is titled "Dino Friends"