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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, 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


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