Writers Contest - Resources

PBS Kids Go Writers Contest

Parents and Teachers

The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a wonderful way to engage learners in the creative process. By encouraging young authors to thoughtfully express their ideas – and to translate those ideas into compelling narrative, dialogue, and imagery – we strive to inspire the next generation of thinkers and creators!

We know you want to support your child’s entry in this year’s Writers Contest. That’s why we’re offering several great resources to inspire creativity, hone writing skills, and improve illustration techniques:

Download our printable Writing Guide for terrific tips on writing a great story.


Join us for our two kickoff events to learn more about the Contest and meet a PBS KIDS! character: Coming soon!

Parents and Educators

Log on to our free webinars to learn tips and techniques that will help your child write a winning entry. Save these dates:

  • Writing Webinar: January 25, 2012, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Storyboarding Webinar: February 8, 2012, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Illustration Webinar: March 7, 2012, 3:30-4:30 pm

Although these webinars are free, registration is required. Check back soon to register online.

Can't make this year's webinars? Watch archived presentations from 2011:

Rules and Regulations

For the full rules and regulations, as well as information about judging, download the printable PDF. Check back soon for more details about our terrific local prizes!

More Information

Save These Dates

January 14: Contest opens
TBD: Kickoff family events at local libraries
April 6: All entries due

Webinar Series

January 25: Writing | Register
February 8: Storyboarding | Register
March 7: Illustration | Register


The Contest is brought to you locally by EQT Corporation, a long-time supporter of raising readers in our community.

WQED, WPSU, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting are proud to participate in the 2012 national PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.