2020 PBS KIDS 

The PBS KIDS Utah Writers & Illustrators Contest strives to foster creativity and literacy in young Utah artists and writers. The PBS KIDS Utah Writers & Illustrators Contest is celebrating its 19th year with the theme “Explore the Outdoors.” PBS KIDS Utah encourages children grades K-6 to explore the natural world around them, from backyard bird feeders to nature walks to camping with their families. Stories range from fact to fiction, and prose to poetry, but they are all on the theme of getting outside and exploring nature.

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to submit original stories, complete with a minimum of five illustrations. This year, PBS Utah received over 200 submissions from kids and classrooms across the state. 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. Winners recreated a favorite illustration from their story to be included in this special traveling exhibit.

View the full stories with complete illustrations online at pbsutah.org/writers

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.


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

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