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Writers Contest

Congratulations to the 2022 PBS Reno Writers Contest Winners!
Read the stories online.

Thank you to everyone who submitted stories!

The annual PBS Reno Writers Contest, part of PBS Reno Curiosity Classroom, invites local students in kindergarten through third grade to submit their own illustrated stories. This year’s theme is INVESTIGATE


The PBS Reno Writers Contest is a local contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The Writers Contest encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. Each year, thousands of northern Nevada children participate in the PBS Reno Writers Contest, building their creative voices, and developing critical reading and writing skills.

Contest winners attend a celebration at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport where their stories and artwork are displayed during the summer months. Winners also receive a hardbound copy of their story, are recorded to appear on television, and are featured on the PBS Reno website. A local guest author shares their writing and signs autographs for the students at the airport event.

Congratulations to the 2022 PBS Reno Writers Contest Winners!

For more information, contact Joy Foremaster, Director of Education by calling 775.600.0551 or email

2022 PBS Reno Writers Contest Downloads
Contest Rules | Entry Form | Consent Form | Story Kit | For Educators

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Thank you to the 2022 PBS Reno Writers Contest sponsors

PBS Reno Writers Contest