PBS Kids Writers Contest
And the 2017 Winners Are...

WTVP is pleased to announce our Kindergarten through third grade winners and honorable mentions in our local PBS Kids Writers Contest.

Watch the 2017 Winners Celebration at the bottom of the page!

First Place
Kindergarten
Photo of winning Book - 'The Tiger Walks Home'
"The Tiger Walks Home"
A tiger follows a rainbow and finds his way home.
Samyuktha Sairam
Dunlap
First Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'The Comic Books'
"The Comic Books"
A little boy gets lost in the world of comics.
Akshara Pentela
Peoria
Second Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'The Runaway Horse'
"The Runaway Horse"
A young girl wishes she was a horse.
Mila Vogel
Metamora
Third Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'The Painting'
"The Painting"
A lonely artist creates a beautiful painting.
Ian P. McCalister
Peoria
These delightful, imaginative plotlines are from just a few of the winning stories from WTVP-Public Media’s 2017 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Click on the book cover to read each story and then turn the pages by clicking the bottom right corner.
Local winners and their families were treated to a party in the WTVP Studio where they received prizes including books, writing journals and a special t-shirt announcing them as a writing super hero. Every entrant received an official Certificate of Achievement.
WTVP congratulates all our entrants for their superb stories, and whether you enter with a class or on your own, be sure to watch next winter for another contest. We’re looking forward to reading your story!
Second Place
Kindergarten
Photo of winning Book - 'Ella and the Kittens'
"Ella and the Kittens"
Maya Hendrickson
Dunlap
First Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'Emma Learns to Save the Earth'
"Emma Learns to Save the Earth"
Advaitaa Nagulapalli
Edwards
Second Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'Time of the Incas!'
"Time of the Incas!"
Daniel Nathan
Peoria
Third Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'Adventures of a Leaf'
"Adventures of a Leaf"
Lila Grace Moore
Vienna
Third Place
Kindergarten
Photo of winning Book - 'Cheetahs'
"Cheetahs"
Abigail Hirsch
Dunlap
First Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'Ghost Story'
"Ghost Story"
Ashton Taylor
Germantown Hills
Second Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'The Boy and the Robot'
"The Boy and the Robot"
Mason Smith
Pottstown
Third Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'Adventures of a Leaf'
"Adventures of a Leaf"
Abhilash Pentela
Peoria
Honorable Mention
Kindergarten
Photo of winning Book - 'The Lost Boy'
"The Lost Boy"
Karthik Lakshmanan
Dunlap
First Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'The Little Traveler'
"The Little Traveler"
Skye Woo
Peoria
Second Grade
Photo of winning Book - 'The Magical, Awesome,	
 Super Sweet Uny the Unicorn
'
"The Magical, Awesome, Super Sweet Uny the Unicorn "
Annie Ross
Chillicothe
Take a look at winning stories from previous years on the following pages:
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