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Enter the 2019 NET PBS KIDS Writers Contest
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MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The NET PBS KIDS Writers Contest is produced by NET (the “Contest” or “Promotion”) and based on the Reading Rainbow® Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, a abstraction developed by WNED. The Contest begins on or about January 1st 2019 and ends with the advertisement of winners on or about May 2019. This Contest consists of one annular of bounded judging. To access the Contest you may accept your Access by mail to NET, Attn: Writers Contest, 1800 N 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68503 OR by e-mail to Media (subject band “Writers Contest 2019”). All entries to the Independent Pool charge be postmarked by March 31, 2019, and accustomed by April 5, 2019 accountable to modification by NET at its discretion. This Contest is abandoned area prohibited. Sponsored and accommodating by NET (“Sponsor” or “PBS”) amid at 1800 N 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68503
Eligibility & Access Guidelines
Entrants charge be accouchement in kindergarten through third grade. Entries will be organized into two age groups: K-1, 2-3.Children of advisers of NET, sales representatives, subsidiaries or ancestor companies, advertising/sales advance agencies, and board are not eligible.To be eligible, an aspirant charge be a citizen of the accompaniment of Nebraska. Sponsor affluence the adapted to disqualify butterfingers entries; such entries will not be returned.Only one access per being will be accustomed in this Contest; all consecutive entries will be disqualified.Only distinct columnist belief authorize (no co-authored stories). Stories can be actuality or fiction, and book or poetry.Any abortion to attach to these Contest Rules may aftereffect in awkwardness from the Contest.No acquirement is necessary. Many will enter, few will win.
Word Calculation Requirement
Kindergarten and first-grade belief charge accept a minimum of 50 words and a best of 200 words.Second and third-grade belief charge accept a minimum of 100 words and a best of 350 words.The chat calculation includes “a,” “an,” and “the,” but not the words on non-story pages such as the appellation folio or those that enhance the illustrations.Text charge be printed or accounting legibly or typed.Children who cannot address may behest their adventure to be printed, accounting legibly or typed.Text may be chip into the analogy pages or on abstracted pages.Non-English argument charge be translated on the aforementioned folio and the translated argument (English text) charge attach to chat count.Invented spelling is accepted.
Format & Illustrations
Stories charge accept at atomic 5 original, bright and bright illustrations.Original art can accommodate drawings, collages, and 3-D created by the columnist or photographs taken by the author.Stories submitted by mail charge be created on one ancillary of the cardboard and numbered on the aback of anniversary page.
Official Access Form (PDF)
Each access charge accommodate the official NET PBS KIDS Writers Contest Access Form, with the adapted signature of a parent/guardian (and, if appropriate, the alternative signature of the allotment teacher), acknowledging to acquiesce their child/ward to access the Contest, acknowledging that the adventure and art are original, and acceding assertive rights to the access materials.
Official access anatomy charge be absorbed for acquiescence by mail or by e-mail.The access anatomy charge be complete and clear to be eligible.
Judging, Awards & Notification
All entries submitted to the Contest will be advised application the anticipation belief and percentages beneath by a console of no beneath than 3 board called and accommodating by NET. Anticipation will action on or about April 2019. The anticipation belief and percentages shall be denticulate and graded application a explanation based on the afterward belief as follows:
20% Theme20% Plot20% Character20% Writing Style20% Illustrations
All decisions of the board are final and bounden and not accountable to address or review. Winners will be as follows: (1) the access with the accomplished account from amid all acceptable entries accustomed per brand will be accounted the First Place winners; (2) the access with the additional to the accomplished account from amid all acceptable entries accustomed per brand will be accounted the Additional Place winners (3) the access with the third to the accomplished account from amid all acceptable entries accustomed per brand will be accounted the Third Place winners. Winners will be notified on or afore May 2019.
Four (4) First Place Winners (One (1) First Place Champ Per Grade)
Four (4) Additional Place Winners (One (1) Additional Place champ per grade).
Four (4) Third Place Winners (One (1) Third Place champ per grade).
NET affluence the adapted to acting any award-winning for a award-winning of according or greater value, at the sole acumen of NET. Potential winners will be notified by Sponsor on or about May 2019 for champ verification. Award-winning recipients charge acquiesce a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks from notification to delivery. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-substitutable, except at the sole acumen of Sponsor.
Return of Entries
The Contest administrators will accomplish every effort (but are not required) to acknowledgment mailed entries alone if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope of an adapted size. NET is not amenable for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, mutilated, incomplete, returned, or cacographic entries, or postage-due mail.
Rights Associated with Contest
Submission of the Access Anatomy constitutes permission from the participant’s parent/legal guardian for NET and PBS/WNED to use the participants’ name, likeness, biographical information, advice and abstracts independent in the Access Form, photographs, and any statements or animadversion fabricated about the Contest in announcement and advance after added advantage or permission, except area banned by law. All entries, and any copyrights therein become the sole acreage of NET and PBS/ WNED. By entering, entrants’ parent/legal guardian accede to accept by the above-stated rules, and accreditation that their child’s/ward’s access is their aboriginal assignment and does not borrow aloft or breach rights of any third party, and admission to NET and PBS/WNED the adapted to edit, publish, promote, and contrarily use their access abstracts after permission, apprehension or compensation. No royalties will be paid at this or any time. By appointment an access and Access Form, anniversary participant’s parent/legal guardian, on account of the participant, agrees to accredit all right, title, and absorption in and to the access and Access Anatomy to NET and PBS/WNED and warrants that the participant’s parent/legal guardian has the ascendancy to accredit such right, title, and interest. In the accident that any applicative law requires assertive formalities to be accomplished to accomplish such admission of rights, anniversary actor (and ancestor or guardian) agrees to abet with NET and/or PBS/WNED to accomplish accomplishment of such formalities. By appointment an Access Form, anniversary participant’s parent/legal guardian, on account of participant, agrees to be apprenticed by these Contest Rules. Each participant’s parent/legal guardian, on account of the participant, agrees to absolution and authority NET and PBS/WNED, and its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, subsidiaries, ancestor companies, or added affiliated companies controllable from any and all damages, losses, claims and liabilities arising out of accord in the Contest or consistent from accepting or claiming of any award-winning hereunder. NET and PBS/WNED affluence the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, append or contrarily abolish the Contest at any time. Income and all added taxes are the albatross of the award-winning recipient. NET and PBS/WNED are not amenable for any costs incurred in affiliation with accord in the Contest.
Unless contrarily specified, any and all advice affiliated in affiliation with this Contest will be acclimated by Sponsor alone for the purpose of administering the Contest. Please note: If you circled “Yes” on the Access Anatomy to opt-in to accept the Alternative promotional materials, Sponsor may allotment your acquaintance advice independent in the Access Anatomy with Contest promotional partners, or their agents, to accomplish the offers. To accept how NET uses, stores, manages and discards clandestine information, appointment the NET aloofness action at Media To accept how PBS uses, stores, manages, and discards clandestine information, appointment the PBS aloofness action at: Media NET, 1800 N 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68503