Erie's WQLN Hosts Writing Contest for Kids in Grades K-5

Deadline for submission is March 31

February 18, 2021

Do you have a child who loves to write? Or are you a teacher with a class full of budding novelists? WQLN wants to see your young writer's work!

WQLN PBS Kids Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children's literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest invites kids to experience the hands-on process of developing their own stories and illustrations, which builds language skills such as reading, grammar and syntax, and encourages creativity. 

WQLN PBS Kids Writers Contest runs from January 1 through March 31 and is open to children in kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades. 

First, second, and third place prizes are awarded in all four grade levels. Pre-K stories are accepted, and will be judged at the kindergarten level. 

Entries are due by 5 p.m. March 31 so get writing now!


1st place winners from each grade will:

  • receive a cool prize
  • read excerpts of their stories, to be aired on WQLN-TV 54.1.

2nd & 3rd place winners from each grade will

  • receive cool prizes!

For more information, including contest rules and writer toolkits to help inspire kids, click here.