Blue Ridge PBS announces winners of PBS Kids Go! 2013 writing contest
Blue Ridge PBS has announced that eight of its young viewers are winners of the 2013 PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest. The station has directed a regional children’s writing and illustration contest for nearly 18 years. This year’s four first-place winners will now compete in the national level contest.
First Place Winners:
- Kindergarten: “Lucy and Her Pet Rabbit” by Lauren Claud, Roanoke, VA
- First Grade: “Camille’s Guinea Pig” by Camille DeBoer, Rocky Mount, VA
- Second Grade: “The Day My Cat Turned Human!” by Carina Aquilo, Salem, VA
- Third Grade: “Water Travels in a Cycle—It Does?” by Ainsley Dunning, Bristol, VA
Second Place Winners:
- Kindergarten: “Michael Phelps—The World’s Greatest Olympian” by Chase Noel, Tazewell, VA
- First Grade: “The Frog Who Didn’t Want to be a Frog” by Arya Kamath, Roanoke, VA
- Second Grade: “Joe Bear Gets Lost” by Sophia Mishoe, Bland, VA
- Third Grade: “Running Away” by Karen Villanueva, Blacksburg, VA
The annual PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest is designed to encourage, challenge and reward students from kindergarten through third grade to tell their own stories with their own illustrations. Entries are judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling ability and integration of text and illustrations.
For the seventh consecutive year, local support for the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest is provided by Lanford Brothers of Roanoke. Additional funding was provided by ITT Exelis.