2019 Writers Contest Winners

May 3, 2019

The Writers Contest is an annual tradition for WVPB.  This year there were a record number of entries submitted, from students in kindergarten through fifth grade.  There was an incredible range of entries from both in-state and out-of-state, entries from entire schools, from homeschoolers, from library and afterschool programs and from our PBS Kids who learned of the contest and wanted to write a story. 

It is always exciting to read the stories and marvel at the orignial artwork.  We are pleased to be able to share these stories with you. 

View The Winning Entries 

Judges working on stories

The Writers Contest provides an opportunity to showcase student works,  it also provides an educational laboratory opportunity for students in Marshall University's Education program to examine and evaluate student work, the education majors serve as judges.  The experience provides them real experience of working with a rubric and to see a wide cross section of student work.  Marshall Professor Mindy Backus has integrated this event into her class assignments. 

We hope you enjoy looking at the fiction and non-fiction stories.  The adventures of people and the adventures of animals.  To those who submitted stories we thank you and hope youkeep on writing.