Feature

2017 Winners Announced!

Winners will be honored at a special event
Sunday, May 21 | 3:00pm. | Deere-Wiman House | Moline, Illinois

 

WQPT received hundreds of stories from students in kindergarten through third grade for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Sixteen winners (four from each grade) were selected by educators and contest sponsors.

The winning stories will be displayed at the Butterworth Center from May 22–June 2, the Figge Art Museum from June 5–16, and the Family Museum from June 19–30. All entries (along with a certificate from PBS) will be available for pick-up at WQPT after the May 21 award ceremony.

"We are thrilled that so many teachers and parents encouraged their young authors and illustrators to participate in the contest again this year," said Michael Carton, Director of Education and Outreach for WQPT. “The judges had a hard time choosing winners because we had so many amazing entries.” Contact us for more information.

 

Congratulations to our regional winners
and everyone who participated!

Kindergarten Winners

 

First Grade Winners

1st Place

Zander Rowland

Rock Island

2nd Place

Ibraheem Baig

Bettendorf

3rd Place

Bethany Priaulx

Bettendorf

Honorable Mention

Olivia Boehle

Moline

 

1st Place

Lilly Daily

Davenport

2nd Place

Calla Kean

Rock Island

3rd Place

Jackson Peters

Davenport

Honorable Mention

Meadow Dale

Davenport

     
     

Second Grade Winners

 

Third Grade Winners

1st Place

Willa Halfhill

Bettendorf

2nd Place

Lachlan Gleason

Bettendorf

3rd Place

Katelyn Le

Davenport

Honorable Mention

Abby Agan

Davenport

 

1st Place

Shalini Chandupatla

Bettendorf

2nd Place

Lily Travis

Muscatine

3rd Place

Riley Shosh

Davenport

Honorable Mention

Audree Yanke

Eldridge

Want to enter?

WQPT's regional PBS Writers Contest is open to our viewers. If you are outside of our viewing area, check your local PBS station for details, or visit PBS KIDS. WQPT's 2018 Story Contest will begin in January 2018.

 
PBS KIDS Monkey Bar
 

Writers Contest Sponsors

Sponsors
 
 

We are Your PBS

Welcome Most Popular/Schedule Support WQPT Kids About WQPT

We value your feedback. Please contact us and let us know how we're doing.

PBS PBS Kids PBS KIDS GO PBS Parents MHz Worldview  
WIU

WQPT is a public media
service of Western Illinois University–Quad Cities

Butterworth Center FIGGE Family Museum Midwest Writing Center John Deere