PBS KidsGO! Writers Contest

WKU PBS congratulates the 2016 winners in the PBS KidsGO! Young Writers & Illustrators contest.

Click here for 2016 presentation (72 MB PDF).


Kindergarten Overall Winner:                        Bailey Williams           “A Best Friend for Lea”

No Honorable Mention Story

No Honorable Mention Illustration


First Grade Overall Winner:                           Bradyn Dickey             “The Ocean Adventure”

Honorable Mention Story                               Lauren Smith               “Lily and Max Enter a Contest”

Honorable Mention Illustration                      Luke Simon                  “The Robot Contest”


Second Grade Overall Winner                        Vincent Pace               “The Adventures of Whirlwind”

Honorable Mention Story                               Ainsley Schmidt           “Once There Was A Girl Who Imagined Books”

Honorable Mention Story                               Remy D. Lanning         “Slinkie Man”

Honorable Mention Illustration                      Sophia LaRue              “Green Grass Meadows”


Third Grade Overall Winner                           Bailey Locke                “The Myth of Ice on a Lake”

Honorable Mention Story                               Lukas Jaggers              “The Myth of Tides”

Honorable Mention Illustration                      Alana Gutierrez           “True Friends”


2016 Contest Information: 

Rules/Entry Forms/Information Available at:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bowling Green,

Warren Country Public Library: Main/Kirby Branch

Click here for the 2016 Contest Timeline

Click here for the 2016 Entry Form

Click here for the 2016 Contest Rules

or by calling 1.800.599.2424


Writers Workshop:

Friday, February 26th at 7:00pm at

Barnes & Noble, BG


Contest Deadline:

Midnight, Monday, April 4, 2016


Winners Announced:

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 3pm

at the conclusion of the 2016 Southern Kentucky Book Festival

Carroll Knicely Center, BG







2014 Update: 

2014 PBS KidsGo! Young Writers and Illustrators Contest Winners: ENTRIES (PDF)


Overal l Winners:

Kindergarten                                                           Liberty Falica

1st Grade                                                                     Blake Hunley

2nd Grade                                                                    Kyle Davis

3rd Grade                                                                     Mollie Thompson


Honorable Mention Story

Kindergarten                                                           James Yarbrough

1st Grade                                                                     Andrew Jolly

2nd Grade                                                                    Hunter Cosby

3rd Grade                                                                     Owen Hunley


Honorable Mention Illustration                

Kindergarten                                                           Eden Smith

1st Grade                                                                     Jayna Johnson

2nd Grade                                                                    Ashley Dzul

3rd Grade                                                                     Hayden McIntosh


Our 2012 Winners:


Overall Winner

Image - Super Battle    

Super Battle
by Link Priest
St. Joseph's School, Bowling Green, KY


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Honorable Mention - Illustration 

Chuckie the Bird
By Noah Tronbak
St. Joseph's School, Bowling Green, KY

Honorable Mention - Story 

By Isabella Hernandez
St. Joseph's School, Bowling Green, KY




















1st Grade     
Overall Winner  
Image - Teaching the Leprechaun image.jpg 

Teaching the Leprechaun
By Jackson Houchens
Self-Entry, Smiths Grove, KY


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Honorable Mention - Illustration 

The Cloud Shaper
by Ellie Ramsing
Self-Entry, Bowling Green, KY

Honorable Mention - Story 

A Puppy Named Star
By John David Abbott
Self-Entry, Bowling Green, KY

2nd Grade     
Overall Winner  
Image - The Great Water Race image.jpg 

The Great Water Race
by Lindy Mitchell
Alvaton Elementary, Bowling Green, KY


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 Honorable Mention - Illustration 

Shan Goes to a Hockey Game
by Tyler Porter
Alvaton Elementary, Bowling Green, KY

 Honorable Mention - Story 

Two Young Brothers and the Battle of Kentucky
by James Smith
Alvaton Elementery, Bowling Green, KY


















3rd Grade  
Overall Winner  
 Image - The Accented Bird.jpg 

The Accented Bird
by Samuel Chang
McNeil Elementary, Bowling Green, KY


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 Honorable Mention - Illustration 

Lilly's First Race
by Sachi Barnaby, Bowling Green, KY

 Honorable Mention - Story 

James' Struggle
by Makayla Cason, Bowling Green, KY