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Calling All Writers and Illustrators in Alabama (K-3)!

Alabama Public Television encourages children in kindergarten through third grade to get creative and take part in the 2018 APT Young Writers Contest. Children can write about any subject they choose, fiction or non-fiction, in poetry or prose, and then create pictures to go along with their story. See contest rules for details.

State winners in each grade level (K-3) will receive trophies and gift certificates. First place winners in each grade level will receive a tablet computer. Every child who participates will receive a certificate of recognition for their work.

Download entry form and submit it with your child’s book. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like the book returned.  Deadline for entries is March 16, 2018. State winners will be notified in April. 

2018 Important Contest Dates
Jan 1 First date to Submit Your Story to APT
March 16 Last Date To Submit Your Story to APT
April 1 Judging Completed and Alabama Winners Announced
April 21 Award Ceremony at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery

Alabama Public Television’s kids writing contests have inspired thousands of young authors in Alabama during the last twenty years and several have become national contest winners. See past winning entries.

The 2018 APT Young Writers Contest is an educational outreach initiative of Alabama Public Television. For assistance, please contact Dwayne Johnson at

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