Contest Timelines/Deadlines: 2013 Contest

Please note: This timeline is a suggested timeline for entering, completing and turning in entries to the 2013 PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest through your local entry point which should be either through your local public library or classroom.

Entries dropped off directly at WFWA may not be considered for judging.  As such, please contact your local library or classroom's teacher for the exact dates and times they will be accepting entries and judging them before they send them on to PBS39 for judging at the regional level.


Week of January 21, 2013:
The PBS39 Region (entries gathered from the PBS39 Viewing area) of the 2013 PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest begins. Contestants may gather entry forms and begin working on their stories to be submitted according to their classroom or local library's deadline. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013:
Last day for entries to be submitted at the area libraries/classrooms for judging. Please check with your local library or your classroom teacher to be sure of the dates and times they will be accepting entries and judging them.

Week of April 15-19, 2013:
Time window for area libraries classrooms to judge entries in each category and select, first, second and third place winners at each grade level. From this point on, each library or classroom will send their entries on to PBS39 to be judged at the regional (PBS39 Viewing Area) level.

Wednesday April 24, 2013:
DEADLINE for submission to PBS39: Entries must be arrive at PBS39 before the close of business on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 if they are being dropped off in person, or postmarked by that date if they are mailed/shipped in to PBS39. Remember to please include a self-addressed postage-paid envelope of you'd like the entries shipped back you.

Friday, April 26, Monday April 29, 2013:
Regional Entries judged at PBS39. Winners (first, second and third places) and/or their families at each grade level (Kindergarten through Third Grade) will be notified when judging is done; area newspapers and media will also be notified of the results.

Monday, May 6, 2013:
The Winners' Celebration for each grade level winner(s) and their families will take
place at WFWA PBS39.

This year's contest is made possible through the gracious support of the
Lincoln Financial Gorup Foundation

For complete rules for the 2013 Contest, click here.

For an entry form for the 2013 contest, click here.

To download a printable PDF of this timeline, click here.