Congratulations to our winners!
2017 KMOS PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST
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.
At the recent reception for the finalists, we realized that the 2017 contest yielded over 150 entries from 27 towns, 12 first-time winners and 3 returning winners. One family had a new winner with two siblings being previous winners, and four-time time winner with Karsten of Stover - he is also a two-time national winner.
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”
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”
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”
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”