And the Winners Are...

(DURHAM, May 29, 2019) 

A snowman who lost most of his snow, a magician that uses science in his tricks, and a boy who draws food that comes to life were all the subjects of winning stories submitted by children from across New Hampshire and beyond in the 2019 NHPBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST.

The NHPBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST encourages children to explore the power of creativity by writing and illustrating their own stories. It promotes reading skills through hands-on, active learning. This is the 25th year NHPBS has hosted a story-writing contest, and more than 12,800 children have participated over the years. An awards ceremony for the first, second and third place winners will be held at the NHPBS Broadcast Center in Durham on June 15, 2019 from 10 am- 12 pm.

“New Hampshire PBS is proud to offer the NHPBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST. The contest underscores our commitment to learning and creative expression,” said Susan Adams, NHPBS’s Educational Services Manager. “The process of creative writing helps develop academic skills and improves a child’s self-confidence, creativity and imagination.”

The NHPBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST is part of NHPBS's commitment to promoting a love of reading, writing and creative expression in children. The contest aligns with New Hampshire state writing and reading standards and is made possible with support from Heinemann, the NH Lottery and Parenting NH.

You will find a list a list of the 2019 top ten contest winners below. The winning stories were chosen by a panel of judges, including local authors, educators and librarians. You can read all of the stories submitted to the contest at  nhpbs.org/kidswrite.

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Kindergarten - Honorable Mention - Top Ten Judges Picks

First Grade - Honorable Mention - Top Ten Judges Picks

Second Grade - Honorable Mention - Top Ten Judges Picks

Third Grade - Honorable Mention - Top Ten Judges Picks

Fourth Grade - Honorable Mention - Top Ten Judges Picks

Fifth Grade - Honorable Mention - Top Ten Judges Picks

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