Kindergarten: Tornadoes: The World’s Most Dangerous Storms by Deyten Bosma of Wilmont, Minnesota is about tornadoes and the best things to do if they come your way.
First Grade: Goldie the Rabbit by Quincy Wayne Stewart of Britton, South Dakota is about a naughty rabbit who goes from garden to garden eating everyone’s vegetables.
Second Grade: The Lost Children by Ella Hultgren of Raymond, Minnesota is about three white children who get lost and are saved and brought back to their parents by Native American children.
Third Grade: The Journey to the Past by Ernest Ting of Brookings, South Dakota is about a dog, a bunny and a snake who invent a time machine to go back to the time of the dinosaurs.
In addition, the judges chose The Journey to the Past to create a web based video version of the story which can be viewed online at www.pioneer.org/writerscontest.
The annual PBS Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on active learning. The contest encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity by submitting their own original stories and drawings.
Pioneer’s three winning stories will advance to the national contest where they will be read by a panel of some of America’s foremost children’s authors, illustrators and content experts who will rank the top 12 finalists. National winners will be announced this summer.
The national winners will receive prize packages including ARTHUR® books courtesy of national
prizing sponsor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and a personal technology device courtesy
of PBS. The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is produced by PBS and based on the Reading Rainbow®
Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, a concept developed by WNED-TV, Buffalo.
For more information, contact Patrick Moore, Communications Director at Pioneer Public TV, 120 W. Schlieman Ave., Appleton, MN 56208; 320-289-2622; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.