PBS Kids Writers Contest Helps to Promote Children’s Literacy Skills


PBS39 Participates in Annual PBS Kids Writers Contest


Bethlehem, Pa. — January 10, 2018 — PBS39 has announced that it will participate once again in the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest, a celebration of creativity spearheaded by WQED in Pittsburgh, empowers students in grades K-5 to build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their own stories.

“PBS39 is proud to bring special recognition to students while helping them build valuable literary skills,” said Alyissa Gallagher, Educational Outreach at PBS39.  “We are looking forward to having these students be ambassadors for literacy in our community.”

How the Contest Works

Through March 31, K-5 students in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey can submit their entries to the PBS KIDS Writers Contest at www.writeonkids.org. PBS39 will award local winners with small prizes and a certificate to be received in the mail.

Creative Writing Resources

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is supported by a robust set of resources for students, parents, and teachers.  Story ideas, activity sheets, and previous winning entries are available on the Writers Contest website to inspire students during the brainstorming process. PBS LearningMedia also offers a collection of online teacher resources for use in classrooms nationwide.

To enter the PBS KIDS Writers Contest, and for more information on entry rules and contest resources, visit www.writeonkids.org.


About PBS39

PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. For more information, visit wlvt.org.


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DaWayne Cleckley
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