Library to sponsor writing contest

Huntington City-Township Public Library is partnering with WFWA PBS 39 and the Lincoln Financial Foundation to sponsor the 2013 PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest, open to children in Kindergarten through grade three.

Contestants are asked to enter their own story that has been personally written and illustrated.

Entries will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of text and illustrations.

These stories are judged locally, and the first place winners in each of the K-3 grade categories will advance to regional judging at WFWA PBS 39 in Fort Wayne.

One local winner from each age group will receive a prize packet from Huntington City-Township Public Library and be recognized in local newspapers. Every child who participates will receive a PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest Certificate of Achievement.

Known for the past 15 years as the Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest, The PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest has been encouraging children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.

Entry forms and contest guidelines are available at either location of Huntington City-Township Public Library, or online at

Entry forms and contest guidelines can also be printed from the PBS WFWA 39 website at
Call the Children's Department at 356-2900 for more information.

The library is offering a free Writers & Illustrators Workshop on Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m., open to anyone interested in entering the PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest.

Attendance to the workshop is not mandatory in order to enter the writer's contest.

Registration for the workshop is appreciated and can be done by calling the library's children's department.