The Department of Libraries is a Community Partner in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, a local contest designed to promote reading, writing and art through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate the power of stories and illustrations by creating and submitting their own original pieces. Children may create their stories as part of a program at a public library or at a school, or they may do it totally on their own at home. A panel of Vermont experts including authors and librarians, will judge entries and select three winners from each grade. The winners will be announced in late April and will be featured on-air, online and at an awards ceremony broadcast on Vermont Public Television.
Contest participants will receive a certificate of achievement, as well as an opportunity to read their story aloud at storytime celebrations held at various locations throughout the state. Entries must be submitted with an official entry form and must meet contest rules.
To enter, visit http://www.vpt.org/writers or call 1-800-639-3351 for contest rules and an entry form.
Contest Entry Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2011