PLATTSBURGH - Mountain Lake PBS is launching the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, a local competition designed to promote the advancement of children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning. This annual effort encourages children in grades K-3 in the North Country region to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original work.
Mountain Lake PBS will actively partner with schools, public libraries and other literacy organizations to implement the contest. Children will be encouraged to write and illustrate stories and submit them to Mountain Lake PBS, which will select winners and award prizes. A first place winner and three honorable mention winners will be selected from each grade level.
"Kids naturally have a keen sense of curiosity and incredible imaginations," said Jane Owens, director of Outreach and Education at Mountain Lake PBS. "The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest will provide a safe virtual community forum for North Country children to express their ideas while fostering key early literacy skills such as story-telling."
Applications and additional information are available at www.mountainlake.org/writers.