“Every year KLRU is a proud participant in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest because it underscores our commitment to the success of Central Texas children,” said Ben Kramer, KLRU VP of Education. “The process of creative writing has been proven to not only support the building of key academic skills but to help improve a child’s self-confidence, creativity and imagination."
While KLRU celebrates the success of the most winning entries at each grade level, they also celebrate the creation of a community of writers by extending the publication to all children who submit an entry. All entries are published on KLRU’s website.
The contest recruits over 60 volunteer judges from across Central Texas from KLRU Community Advisory Board members, authors, bloggers, poets, teachers, city and school librarians to KLRU members who have a love of children's literature to help judge the stories completely online.
Read the 2017 KIDS Writers Contest Entries by grade below.