Ozarks Public Television proudly presents the annual OPT/PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest empowers children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories.
2021 OPT/PBS KIDS Writers Contest
Thank you to all the young writers who entered the 2021 OPT/PBS KIDS Writers Contest!
We have LOVED reading your stories! Judging is currently underway and winners will be announced soon.
Winners will be featured on www.optv.org, and winning stories will be displayed at Waverly House Gifts and Gallery (dates coming soon). The date for the KIDS Writers Contest Awards Banquet will also be announced soon.
Please check back for additional updates, or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 OPT/PBS KIDS Writers Contest:
1st Place: Ryker Inlow, Republic, MO - “The Attack of the Flying Angies”
2nd Place: Kalen Sprenger, Springfield, MO - “The Crazy Video Game”
3rd Place: Gianna Acosta, Springfield, MO - “Paul Finds a Home”
1st Place: Rachael Rosenbury, Springfield, MO - “The LIttlest Chick”
2nd Place: Cameren Lamb, Fort Scott, KS - “The Zoo”
3rd Place (tie): Lucas Moll, St. Louis, MO - “Beluse the Bear”
3rd Place (tie): Zoey Shoemaker, Springfield, MO - “George’s Trip”
1st Place: Abi Lemonier, Ozark, MO - “Nancy Finds a Friend”
2nd Place: Anley Morrison, Walnut Shade, MO - “The Girl with Gills and Lungs”
3rd Place: Elsie Slone, Nixa, MO - “Ellen the Dreamer”
1st Place: Dalton Morrison, Walnut Shade, MO - “Dimension Chest”
2nd Place (tie): Caden Edlund, Nixa, MO - “The Weird Book”
2nd Place (tie): Samuel Walworth, Branson, MO - “Timmy Gets a Maggik Lesson”
3rd Place: Nick Crawford, California, MO - “The Missouri Ski Trip”