Contests and Awards

From the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest to the MPB Holiday Card Contest, MPB provides opportunities for achievement and recognizes the accomplishments of Mississippi children. 

2014 Writers Contest

MPB encouraged children in kindergarten through 3rd grade to create their own stories as part of the 2014 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.  Children celebrated the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces to MPB.  The Contest was a huge success this year. Internal and external judging was conducted to select our 2014 winners.  Winners for our 2014 Contest are as follows:


1st  Tyler Nicholson - The Fall of the Great Devourer

2nd  Wynter Fairley - When I Grow Up

3rd  Audra Freeman - Clover Mountain

First Grade:        

1st  Anton Nasrallah - If I Was a Cheetah

2nd  Grace Wallis - Sneaky Isabelle

3rd  Ben Fowler - The Secret Neighbors

Second Grade:    

1st  Lex Lu - Flame

2nd  Wesley Cowan - George the Giraffe

3rd  Ahmad Breedlove - The Hippo That Didn't Have a Name

Third Grade:         

1st  Kaylee Betts - Animal Times

2nd  Amina Muhammad - Who Ate It?

3rd Jimm Escalante - The Magician


National winners will be notified in June 2014.  Each national winner’s story will be posted on the contest website at