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Writers Contest

PBS KIDS Reno Writers Contest

Congratulations to our 2020 Writers Contest Winners!

The PBS KIDS Reno Writers Contest is a local contest 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 the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. Each year, thousands of northern Nevada children participate in the PBS KIDS 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 our 2020 Writers Contest Winners!


For more information, contact Joy Foremaster, Education Services Coordinator
by calling 775.600.0551 or email jforemaster@pbsreno.org

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Thank you to the 2020 PBS KIDS PBS Reno Writers Contest sponsors

2020 PBS KIDS PBS Reno Writers Contest sponsors

With support from Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation, The Lafrance Family Foundation, Arthur and Joanne Hall, Abraham and Sonia Rochlin Foundation and an Anonymous Donor


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