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2015 Winners Announced

WQPT received more than 300 stories from students in kindergarten through third grade for the 2015 annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Educators and contest sponsors selected16 winners (four from each grade). The winners and their families were honored and awarded prizes in May. "We are thrilled that so many teachers and parents encouraged their young authors and illustrators to participate,” said Esther Smith, WQPT Educational outreach staff. Entries are returned to participants, along with a certificate from PBS. (The 2016 PBS KIDS Writers Contest for residents in WQPT's viewing area begins in January of 2016.)

Want to enter?

WQPT's regional PBS Writers Contest is open to our viewers. If you are outside of our viewing area, check your local PBS station for details, or go to: http://pbskids.org/writerscontest

 

Congratulations to all our winners and everyone who participated!

Kindergarten Winners

 

First Grade Winners

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1st Place

Josie Schlicksup

Bridgeview Elementary, LeClaire

2nd Place

Kalie Tessen

Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bettendorf

3rd Place

Mahmood Baig

(Individual Entry) Bettendorf

Honorable Mention

Teagan Dennis

(Individual Entry) Moline

 

1st Place

Shalini Chandupatla

Hopewell Elementary, Bettendorf

2nd Place

Madison Southwick

Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf

3rd Place

Hunter Morrow

Harrison Elementary, Davenport

Honorable Mention

Maya Boehle

Washington Elementary, Moline

     
     

Second Grade Winners

 

Third Grade Winners

WQPT Writers Contest Winners   WQPT Writers Contest Winners

1st Place

Tanya Rastogi

Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bettendorf

2nd Place

Camryn Veltrop

Northside Elementary, Morrison

3rd Place

Kamiya Hill

Longfellow Liberal Arts Academy, Rock Island

Honorable Mention

Dillon Baker

Washington Elementary, Moline

 

1st Place

Gianna Schwartz

Paul Norton Elementary, Bettendorf

2nd Place

Alexa McDaniel

Alan Shephard Elementary, Eldridge

3rd Place

McKenzie Mueller

St. Mary's School, Dixon

Honorable Mention

Drew Eller

Alan Shephard Elementary, Eldridge

 

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