Osborne Elementary 3rd grader Amelia Conkin has been named a finalist in the 2018 WQED Writers Contest. She is one of 26 finalists in this year's Contest for students in grades K-5.
The public is invited to vote May 11-18 for the Kid's Public Choice winner. Click here to vote. Twenty-six finalists were chosen from more than 1,000 stories received from throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Delaware.
From May 11-18 the public is invited to vote for the “Reader’s Choice Winner.” All finalists’ stories will be available to read and listen to via WQED’s Writers Contest page at www.writeonkids.org.
Winners of WQED’s Writers Contest will be announced at the Winners Celebration on Saturday, May 19th at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio and awarded prizes including the opportunity to record their winning story. Their recordings will be broadcast on iQKidsRadio.org and featured on Saturday Light Brigade (SLB) Radio in the summer of 2018. Winners’ stories will also be made into an original puppet play which will be performed at the Celebration by Pittsburgh Puppet Works.
WQED President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah L. Acklin says the Writers Contest continues to directly impacts children’s well-being and future success.