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PBS Reno Writers Contest

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. 

Congratulations to the 2023 Winners!
Read the stories now.

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 Public Market. Winners also receive a hardbound copy of their story, are recorded to appear on television, and are featured on the PBS Reno website. 

For more information, contact 775-600-0551 or

Thank you to the 2023 PBS Reno Writers Contest sponsors

2023 PBS KIDS PBS Reno Writers Contest sponsors