PBS KIDS Utah Writers & Illustrators Contest, 2024

Inspiring creativity & Literacy in utah Children

The annual PBS KIDS Utah Writers & Illustrators Contest strives to foster creativity and literacy in young Utah artists and writers. This exhibition features some of many stories that PBS KIDS | PBS Utah accepted from young Utah creators inspired by the theme “Our Water, Our Future.”

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to submit original stories, complete with a minimum of five illustrations. This exhibition features the first-, second-, and third-place winners in each grade level (K-6) chosen by a panel of judges including educators, PBS Utah community partners, and arts administrators.

Full stories with complete illustrations and audio of authors reading their stories aloud can be found online at pbsutah.org.

PBS Utah, licensed to The University of Utah, is the sole PBS station for the state, providing viewers with access to quality educational, arts, and entertainment programs 24 hours a day, on four broadcast channels and online. PBS Utah airs national PBS programming in addition to award-winning, locally produced documentaries and series. Recognized as one of the leading public television stations in the country, PBS Utah is committed to serving the Utah community through diverse local productions, K-12 educational programs, and community engagement. PBS Utah works to provide the people of Utah and surrounding areas with relevant programming and services while upholding core values of integrity, fairness, independence, education, and innovation.


2024-2025 Traveling Schedule

Schedule updated June 2024

Past YEars Schedules
2023-2024 Traveling Schedule

Grand County Library, Moab Sep 28-Nov 6, 2023
Delta South Elementary, Delta, Feb 8 - Mar 7, 2024
Roosevelt Public Library, Apr 3 - May 8, 2024

2022-2023 Traveling Schedule

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, Salt Lake City, Aug 31 - Sep 28
North Lake Elementary, Tooele. Sep 28-Oct 26
Anna Smith Elementary, Tooele. Oct 26 - Nov 11
Old Dome Meeting Hall, Riverton, Jan 6 - Feb 13
Heritage Museum of Layton, Apr 10 - May 7

2021-2022 Traveling Schedule

Manti Elementary, Manti, Aug 30 - Oct 5
Kamas Public Library, Kamas, Oct 8 - Nov 6
Middle Canyon Elementary, Tooele, Jan 5 - Feb 1
Duchesne Public Library, Duchesne, Feb 22 - Mar 28
Wasatch County Library, Heber City, Mar 29 - May 2

2020-2021 Traveling Schedule

Rich Middle School, Laketown, 9/30-10/27
Settlement Elementary, Tooele, 10/28-11/30
Hanksville Elementary, Hanksville, 1/28-3/4, 2021
Old Mill Elementary, Stansbury Park, 3/11-4/9
Museums at Union Station, Ogden, Aug 3 - 31

2019-2020 Traveling Schedule

Grande County Library, Moab 7/23 – 8/25
Wasatch Elementary, Salt Lake City, 8/28 – 9/24
Summit County Library, Kimball Junction, 9/25 – 10/30
Early Light Academy, Daybreak, 11/1 – 11/29
Ledges Event Center, Coalville, 12/31 – 1/28/2020
Uintah Heritage Museum, Vernal 2/6 – 3/4
Provo Peaks Elementary, Provo, 3/6 – 4/2
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, SLC CANCELED
Eccles Broadcast Center, University of Utah, SLC 5/22 - 6/30