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Kids K-3 invited to write, illustrate stories for prizes

AETN accepting entries for PBS KIDS GO! Writer’s Contest through April 27

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is accepting entries for the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest through Friday, April 27.

The PBS KIDS GO! Writer's Contest is a national-local contest for children in kindergarten through third grades and is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning.

Stories may be fact, fiction, prose or poetry. One entry is allowed per person, and stories must be by a single author. Kindergarten and first grade stories must have a minimum of 50 words and a maximum of 200 words. Second and third grade stories must have a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 350 words. Text must be printed, written legibly or typed. Children who cannot write may dictate their story. Stories must have at least 5 original, clear and colorful illustrations.

Entries will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of text and illustrations. AETN will judge local submissions and send its first place winners to the national contest. National prizes include tablet computers for four first place winners, e-readers for four second place winners, and MP3 players for four third place winners.

Stories should be submitted by mail to AETN – Writer’s Contest, 350 S. Donaghey, Conway, AR 72034, by Friday, April 27. Arkansas winners will be chosen in May, and national winners will be announced in July. Additional information and entry forms are available at www.aetn.org/kids or by emailing marketing@aetn.org.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).

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