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March 17, 2014

OETA announces annual PBS Kids Writers Contest

NORMAN — The Oklahoma Network announced its annual OETA/PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.

Entries must be postmarked by April 11 and sent to OETA, Attn: Writers Contest, 7403 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73111. Rules and Entry Forms are available at oeta.tv/education.

“OETA is committed to providing fun opportunities for Oklahoma area kids to express their creativity,” said Dan Schiedel, executive director, OETA. “The OETA/PBS KIDS Writers Contest helps Oklahoma children build valuable literacy skills for success in school and life.”

OETA will select local winners and award prizes including a special event at the Oklahoma State Capitol in May of 2014. 

The Oklahoma winners will then be entered into the national contest where a panel of judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners will be announced during the summer and the winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest. 

The national winners will receive prizing courtesy of national prizing sponsor, LeapFrog, makers of the LeapReader Reading & Writing System. The contest also is made possible through national promotional support from Highlights for Children. The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is produced by PBS and based on the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.

For more information on entry rules and contest resources, visit oeta.tv/education.

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