Vegas PBS Kids Writers Contest is Open Until March 26

Elementary school teachers in the Clark County School District (CCSD) are encouraged to have their students submit entries in the Vegas PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

The contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. It is made possible by local financial support from Janice Allen, empowering children in grades K-5 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories.

Students can write about any topic according to PBS Ready To Learn Coordinator Jessica Russell. Students can write about fact, fiction, poetry or prose, but all submissions must be original works. The entries will be judged for originality, creative expression, storytelling technique, illustrations and overall impression.

“We are very excited to hold the writers contest again this year,” said Jessica Russell, Vegas PBS Ready To Learn Coordinator. “We are happy to create an educational environment where children can learn through engaging and unique experiences by using their creativity and letting their imaginations soar.”

Submissions to the VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest must be received by Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. All entries must be accompanied by an official entry form signed by a parent/guardian.

Stories can be mailed to Vegas PBS at:

3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Entries may also be emailed to

A panel of judges will select local winners in the spring of 2021. All local winners will be recognized by Vegas PBS and will receive trophies, a hardcover version of their story, autographed books, and a custom backpack filled with additional reading and writing resources.