KET calls for submissions to 2015 KET Young Writers Contest
For Release: 01/26/15 1:49 PM
KET is now accepting submissions for the 2015 KET Young Writers contest, a statewide competition designed to improve the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages Kentucky’s students in Kindergarten through 5th grade to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original work.
Students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to submit entries to KET’s Young Writers Illustrated Story Contest. Students in 4th and 5th grades are invited to submit entries to KET’s Young Writers Short Story Contest. Entries must be received by April 11.
To enter, kids must submit an original, single-author story. No dual-author stories are accepted. Only one entry per child is permitted. Illustrated story entries must include at least five original illustrations.
Illustrated entries from Kindergarten and 1st graders must include between 50-200 words; illustrated entries from 2nd-3rd graders must include between 100-300 words. Entries to the short story contest for 4th and 5th graders must have between 400-800 words. Complete rules and contest entry forms are available at KET.org/writerscontest.
KET will select winners at each grade level and award prizes. Winners will be notified no later than May 30. The first-place stories in each grade level will be published online on the KET website.
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