Students in grades K-8 are invited to enter 2018 KET Young Writers Contest

For Release: 12/18/17 1:19 PM

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to submit stories and poems for the 2018 KET Young Writers Contest. The contest, which runs Jan. 1 through March 30, encourages students in KET’s viewing area to celebrate the power of crafting stories, poems and illustrations by submitting their own, original work.

Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to submit entries to KET’s Young Writers Illustrated Story Contest. Students in 4th and 5th grades are invited to submit entries to KET’s Young Writers Short Story Contest. And students in 6th through 8th grade are invited to submit entries for KET’s Young Writers Poetry Contest. Entries must be received by March 30.

To enter, kids must submit original, single-author work. Only one entry per child is permitted. Illustrated story entries must include at least five original illustrations. Submissions to the illustrated story contest or short story contest may be in the form of fact, fiction, prose or poetry.

Illustrated entries from kindergarten and 1st graders must include between 50-200 words; illustrated entries from 2nd-3rd graders must include between 100-300 words. Entries to the short story contest for 4th and 5th graders must have between 400-800 words. Entries to the poetry contest for 6th through 8th grade students should have between 25-250 words.

Complete rules and contest entry forms are available at

KET will select winners at each grade level and award prizes. Winners will be notified no later than May 30. First-, second- and third-place entries in each grade level will be published online on the KET website.

KET is Kentucky’s largest classroom, where learning comes to life for more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. Learn more about KET Education resources and services at and on Twitter @EducationKET

Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications


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