The KET Young Writers Contest is a great opportunity for children to write for an authentic audience beyond the walls of their school or home. It is held every Spring and students in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to send in stories. This year, there were a total of 546 entries. Qualified entries were scored based on the following criteria: originality, creative expression, storytelling, Integration of story and illustrations and the overall impression of the work as a whole.
And the winners are . . .
First place: Oscar R., Louisville, “Titanic the Shark”
Second place: Charles William W., Goshen, “The Grumpy Koala”
Third place: Isaiah W. Shepardsville, “I Found a Philippino Coin”
First place: Abigail D., Louisville, “A Best Friend”
Second place: Royce L., Louisville, “The Healthy Battle”
Third place: Julia M., Prospect, “Bobby’s Big Ears”
First place: Kaja J., Frankfort, “Hole in the Savannah”
Second place: McRae B., Monticello, “Chocolate World”
Third place: Tiyasa C., Cincinnati, “Cuddly Bubbly”
First place: Becca G., Villa Hills, “The Misadventures of a Jack Russell”
Second place: Katherine O., Paducah, “Heara the Hippo and the Missing Water”
Third place: Abby K., Villa Hills, “A True Hero”
First place: Madeline Rose L., Corbin, “Kitty Correspondence”
Second place: Sarah Jane P., Hillsboro, “Sammy and the Art Contest”
Third place: Sydney R., New Castle, “A Zebra Named Ally”
First place: Gracie G., Villa Hills, “Everybody is Special”
Second place: Jordan P., Louisville, “Daisy at the Pond”
Third place: Isha C., LaGrange, “Animals Everywhere”
You can see all the winning entries on the KET Young Writers Contest Website!