2017 KMOS Kids Writers Contest

This annual writing contest is designed to promote the advancement of children's literacy skills through a hands-on, active learning environment. Open to students in grades K-3. 

How the Contest Works

Children throughout central Missouri can submit their entries to the KMOS PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Stories cannot be postmarked later than March 17, 2017. Entries can be submitted electronically via email to Mary Clevenger or by conventional mail. The address to mail entries is KMOS - TV Writers Contest Wood 11 Warrensburg, Missouri 64093 


KMOS will select local winners whose stories will be posted on the kmos.org web site in Summer of 2017. Additionally, local winners will be featured in “Contact” the KMOS program guide.

Creative Writing Resources

The Contest is supported by a robust set of resources for children, parents and teachers. Story ideas, activity sheets, along with the previous winning entries are available on the Contest website to inspire children during the brainstorming process. PBS Learning Media also offers a collection of online teacher resources for use in classrooms nationwide. For more information, contact Mary Clevenger. Story Deadline is March 17, 2017.


2016 KMOS Young Writers Winners DVD