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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 2020 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. Schools of first place winners for each grade will receive a PBS Playtime Pad and a selection of free books.

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 6, 2020. State winners will be notified in April. 

2020 Important Contest Dates
October 1, 2019 First date to Submit Your Story to APT
March 6, 2020 Last Date To Submit Your Story to APT
April 1, 2020 Judging Completed and Alabama Winners Announced

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 2020 APT Young Writers Contest is an educational outreach initiative of Alabama Public Television. For assistance, please contact Dwayne Johnson at djohnson@aptv.org