PBS KIDS Utah Writers & Illustrators Contest Celebrates 20 Years of Fostering Creativity in Young Kids

This year, PBS Utah is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Writers & Illustrators Contest. This year’s theme is Celebrate the Great Outdoors. The contest is an initiative that fosters imagination and creativity in young artists and writers. Every year, PBS KIDS Utah invites children throughout the state to participate.

Children grades K-6 submitted stories all about the great outdoors. The creative writing and illustration contest saw entries of all kinds including fact, fiction, poetry, Claymation, oil pastel illustrations, and even photography, all on the theme of Celebrate the Great Outdoors. Winning stories and illustrations will be included in the traveling exhibit. Full stories and illustrations can be found at www.pbsutah.org/writers.  

PBS KIDS Utah plays a vital role in supporting children in Utah. Even during these challenging times, PBS Utah continues to provide opportunities to keep kids engaged and learning. Programs such as the Writers and Illustrators Contest and the Reading Marathon are valuable because they promote literacy skills and active, hands-on learning. Learn more at www.pbsutah.org/kids.


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

Past YEars Schedules
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