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2020 Writers and Illustrators Contest

 

We are pleased to announce our 2020 winners and would like to congratulate them on their accomplishments. 

The PBS KIDS Utah Writers & Illustrators Contest celebrates its 19th year with the theme “Explore the Outdoors.” The contest strives to foster creativity and literacy in young Utah artists and writers. Children were encouraged to find inspiration for their story by exploring the natural world, from backyard birdfeeders, to nature walks, to hiking and camping with their families. Stories are fact or fiction, poetry or prose and all of them celebrate exploring the natural world.

Every year PBS KIDS Utah is a proud host of the annual Writers & Illustrators Contest as it underscores commitment to the success of Utah children. The process of creative writing has been proven to improve a child’s academic skills as well as self-confidence, creativity, and imagination. PBS Utah celebrates all of the talented Utah children who entered this year’s PBS Utah contest.

 

 

Please enjoy the winning stories of the 2020 PBS KIDS Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest


Kindergarten Winners

2020 KUED Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (First Place)
First Place
Escape Through the Great Outdoor
Audrey S.
 
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2020 KUED Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Second Place)
Second Place
The Maple Leafs' Afternoon Surprise
Sophie S.
 
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2019 KUED Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Third Place)
Third Place
3 Magical Unicorns
Ashlee A.
 
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First Grade Winners

2020 KUED Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (First Place)
First Place
The Polar Bears Go to Zion's National Park
T.W. S.

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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Second Place)
Second Place
The Safari Adventure
Ellie C.
 
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2020 PBS Utah Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Third Place)
Third Place
Did You Know About the World Under the Rocks?
Grimm S.
 
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Second Grade Winners

2020 PBS Utah Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (First Place)
First Place
The Boy Who Found His Imagination
Jude F.
 
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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Second Place)
Second Place
Lonely Tree
George W.
 
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2020 PBS Utah Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner Third Place)
Third Place
Jai's Adventure
Anirudh R.
 
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Third Grade Winners

2020 PBS Utah Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (First Place)
First Place
Fishing Friends
Flynn L.
 
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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Second Place)
Second Place
The Lonely Treehouse
R.C. C.
 
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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Third Place)
Third Place
Texie Dinosaur
Kate B.
 
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Fourth Grade Winners

2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (First Place)
First Place
Fly Ahead
Brecklyn R.
 
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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Second Place)
Second Place
Hidden in Plain Site
McKenzie W.
 
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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Third Place)
Third Place
Once Upon a Feather
London B.
 
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Fifth Grade Winners

2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (First Place)
First Place
Mother Willow and Windy Willow
Monet F.
 
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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Second Place)
Second Place
Over Magnificent Moab
Veronica J.
 
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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Third Place)
Third Place
Mr. Chocolate and Sticky Situation
Mattie S.
 
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Sixth Grade Winners

2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (First Place)
First Place
Isabell Inches Out
Samantha W.
 
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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Second Place)
Second Place
The Tornado and the Cheetah
Bella B.
 
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2020 PBS Kids Utah Writers and Illustrators Contest Winner (Third Place)
Third Place
Tiny Marshmallow
Garrett S.
 
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Thank you to our generous sponsors for providing prizes to our winners!