The contest is designed for students from kindergarten through third grade. Contest rules are available by visiting www.pioneer.org/writerscontest or by calling the station toll free at 1-800-726-3178. In addition to writing a story, contestants are required to submit at least 5 illustrations to go along with their entry. Prose, poetry, fact or fiction and invented spellings -- all are accepted in this contest.
The deadline for submitting contest entries is April 15, 2016. The winner will be selected by a panel of poets, teachers and writers from the Pioneer Public Television region. The overall winning entry will have a video of their story posted to Pioneer Public TV’s web site. Ernest Ting of Brookings, South Dakota was the winner of last year’s contest and his story “Journey to the Past” can be viewed online at www.pioneer.org/writerscontest.
This year the prizes for the contest are being underwritten thanks to the support of the Granite Falls Bank of Granite Falls, the State Security Bank of Fergus Falls and the F&M Bank Minnesota of Clarkfield, Olivia and Renville. There will be three winners chosen for each grade level. Prizes for winners include materials to help young writers and artists continue to draw, write and read.
About Pioneer Public Television
Established in 1966, Pioneer Public TV is an award-winning, viewer-supported television station dedicated to sharing local stories of the region with the world. For more information visit: www.pioneer.org.