2024 APT Young Writers Announced

We're happy to reveal this year's contest winners and say Thank You to all the participants!

Each year, the APT Young Writers Contest inspires children in kindergarten through third grade to unleash their creativity and practice the skills required to make a book. Participants can explore any subject they choose, whether fiction or non-fiction, in poetry or prose, accompanied by their own illustrations. Thousands of children in Alabama have participated in the contest and the original Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest since 1995.

1st Place to “Petal – The Flower That Needs to Grow” by June Jordan, Birmingham, Ala.
2nd Place to “Boredom Survival Guide” by Gunner Cho, Pike Road, Ala.
3rd Place to “Brave Sister Saves the Day” by Georgia Kate Gleason, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

1st Place to “Jeff and Bob Adventures Chapter 1: Food” by Grace Anne Childers, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.
2nd Place to “A Field Trip to Planet Glug-Glug” by Nehara Bakshi, Vestavia, Ala.
3rd Place to “A Sea Turtle Dance Off” by Melody Franklin, Hurtsboro, Ala.

1st Place to “Desi Loves Pizza” by Everly Mosco, Birmingham, Ala.
2nd Place to “Jack’s Wierd Day” by Oliver James Gurganus, Gurley, Ala.
3rd Place to “My Shirt Almost Choked Me!” by Colin Kimble, Montgomery, Ala.

1st Place to “A Flamingo with Short Legs” by Adam Xue, Montgomery, Ala.
2nd Place to “The Cat Milk Thief” by Zoey Rice, Auburn, Ala.
3rd Place to “Finding Courage During the Vietnam War” by August Farmer, Huntsville, Ala.

APT will host an awards ceremony/pizza party for the winners and their families on Saturday, May 18 at Alabama Public Television’s headquarters in Birmingham. Winners will all receive trophies and gift certificates, and first place winners in each grade level will receive a laptop computer. Every child who submitted a book for the contest will receive a certificate of participation for their commendable efforts.



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