For the 27th year, Idaho Public Television hosted the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest. IdahoPTV’s three regional stations — KUID/Moscow, KISU/Pocatello, and KAID/Boise — encouraged children in kindergarten through third grade during the 2020-2021 school year to write and illustrate their own imaginative story.
IdahoPTV received 318 entries from students across Idaho. A team of volunteers judged the entries on creativity, originality, language skills and illustrations. Winners for each grade were chosen for each region of Idaho for a total of 34 winners. Winners will receive books, toys and a $100 contribution to an Ideal – Idaho College Savings Program account.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no in-person awards ceremonies were held this year. On Saturday, May 22, virtual awards ceremonies were held online to celebrate the contest winners and their stories. The winning stories have been scanned and uploaded in full color onto the IdahoPTV website (idahoptv.org/writers).
Principal support for this year’s contest was provided by the F.M., Anne G. & Beverly B. Bistline Foundation in the Idaho Community Foundation and IDeal – Idaho College Savings Program.