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Austin PBS KIDS

Writers Showcase 2024

We are back and excited to read new stories!

We’re looking for amazing stories written and illustrated by kids in Kindergarten to 5th grade!

The Austin PBS KIDS Writers Showcase promotes children’s literacy and art through hands-on, active learning. Children in the Austin PBS viewing area can write and illustrate original stories, then submit them to Austin PBS. All entries are published on this website and the top stories from each grade level will be selected by independent judges. We will celebrate the winners and all the children who entered the contest on Saturday, May 11th, 2024. The children will read their stories to their family and friends.

¡Aceptamos cuentos en español y en inglés!

Teachers, you can also send in your students’ stories!


Read our rules here

Lea nuestras reglas aquí

Entry deadline is March 31, 2024

Ready to submit your story? 

Here are your options for submitting a story:

Parents: you may submit your entry through this online form, or you may mail in your entry by downloading the entry form/formulario de inscripción to include with your child’s story.

Mail to:

Austin PBS KIDS Writers Showcase

P.O. Box 143626

Austin, TX 78714

Teachers: you may submit your students’ entries through this form or you may mail in your entries by downloading the entry form/formulario de inscripción to include with each of your students’ story. Don’t forget to get parent’s signatures as well!

To submit electronically (preferred), fill out our entry form here

To mail the story, print and fill out the entry form, and with the story (unfolded), send it to:

Austin PBS KIDS Writers Showcase

PO Box 143626

Austin TX 78714

Questions? Email education@klru.org

Check out past entries to get you inspired.

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