PBS Kids is holding a Writing Contest for kids in grades K-3.

What a wonderful addition to the creative writing curriculum on the main website www.HomeroomAtHome.com and a great tool to encourage your little one to pick up his or her pencil.   Be sure to check out the contest rules and specifics at http://pbskids.org/writerscontest/contest.php but some details for this local/national contest are included below.

Kindergarten and 1st grade entries are required to have a minimum of 50 words and a max of 200 words.  Grades 2nd and 3rd with submissions require a minimum of 100 words and a max of 350 words.

Awesome prizes at the National level include tablet computers, e-readers, and MP3 players for 4 winners in each 1st, 2nd and 3rd placements. National winners will be announced mid-July 2012.   Stories and illustrations must be original work by a single student author.  Download the entry form and find your local PBS station http://pbskids.org/writerscontest/contest.php.

Such an exciting opportunity!  Parents, consider sharing last year’s entries with your children as well.  Happy Writing!!