Each year, MPB is proud to host the PBS Kids Writers contest in Mississippi each spring. Students from Kindergarten to 3rd grade are invited to write and illustrate their own stories, then submit them to the contest. Awards are given to the top-scoring stories in each grade. 1st place winners go on to participate in the national PBS Kids Writers Contest.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Writers Contest! We had so many entries this year, and our judges had their work cut out for them. The winners are listed below, and will be celebrated at an award ceremony held at MPB's studios in Jackson.
1st place - Corey Burns (Iuka), “Barney, Buzzy, and Friends: The Cold”
2nd place - Alijah Edwards (Magee), “My Daddy”
3rd place - GraceAnne Bradford (Florence), “The Tree Party”
1st place - Hayes Gabler (Summit), “Godzilla and his Kitten”
2nd place - Nicholas Sivak (Jackson), “Mystery of the Missing Cousin”
3rd place - William Gatson (Tchula), “Fast Cars”
1st place - Peyton Rainer (Vicksburg), “Chef Peyton and the Magical Apron”
2nd place - Laylah Wall (Lucedale), “Milly the Mermaid”
3rd place - Jonah Anderson (Lumberton), “The Mysterious Cave”
1st place - Antonio Mendez (Biloxi), “Waterman and the Missing Fire Armor”
2nd place - Leah Steen (Olive Branch), “Circus”
3rd place - Cheyenne Edmond (Biloxi), “Carrot’s Day”