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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 2016 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.

Each child’s participation will be recognized with a certificate, and state winners in each grade level will receive special prizes and the chance to see their book on TV and on APT’s website. See contest rules for details.

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

Download entry form and submit it with your child’s book. Deadline for entries is March 18, 2016. State winners will be notified in April.  (There is no national PBS Kids Writing contest this year.)

2016 Important Contest Dates
Dec 31 Alabama PBS Kids Go! Young Writers contest Opens
March 18 Last Date To Submit Your Story to APT
April Judging Completed and Alabama Winners Announced

The 2016 APT Young Writers contest is an educational outreach initiative of Alabama Public Television. For assistance please contact Dwayne Johnson at

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