Congratulations to our winners! 




We thank everyone who submitted stories to this annual celebration of writers and readers everywhere! Congratulations to the young writers listed below, as their stories were chosen by our judges as outstanding in each age group. We invite you to read each of the stories linked below today - and check back this summer to see videos of each author reading their story. (Look below the names for a video of the 2016 winners reading their stories.)

We also wish to give a big "thank you" to Scholastic for sponsoring the 2017 KMOS Kids Writers Contest!

For more information about this contest or any of KMOS Outreach Activities, please contact Mary Clevenger.

1st Place – Kellen, Concordia, “Buddy the Hero Dog
2nd Place – Nick, California, “The Hungry Banana
3rd Place – Alayna, Versailles, “The Story of the Five Horses
First Grade:
1st Place – William, Jefferson City, “Big Billy and Little Willy at the Air Force Base
2nd Place – Luul, Columbia, “The Dragon Birthday
3rd Place – Anastasia, Columbia, “How the Cheetah Got It’s Spots
Honorable Mention – Kai, Columbia, “Ning Ning
Second Grade:
1st Place – Clara, Wardsville, “Not Your Typical Polar Bear
2nd Place – Henley, Columbia, “Bee Nice
3rd Place – Vicente, Columbia, “Ravi’s Journey
Honorable Mention - Eleanor, Columbia, “Lizzy the Liar
Third Grade:
1st Place – Karsten, Stover, “Isaac Sees Clearly Now
2nd Place – Ava, Jefferson City, “Don’t Take an Ostrich Ice Skating
3rd Place – Rylee, Green Ridge, “Strawberries in a Jam
Honorable Mention – Tristan, Linn, “Happy Anniversary


2016 KMOS Young Writers Winners DVD