Each Spring KCOS hosts the annual PBS Kids Writers Contest for area students in grade K-5. In 2019 over 200 students submitted their creative stories with illustrations. Our judges from the UTEP Department of Teacher Education had so much fun reading all the stories. We're excited to announce our winners and encourage you to click on the links to read their stories and see their illustrations! Congratulations to all who participated and stay tuned for the next Contest starting in January 2020 (deadline will be early April 2020).


Check out the video below highlighting our 1st place winners!

“Every year KCOS is a proud participant in the PBS KIDS annual Writers Contest because it underscores our commitment to the success of children in our community,” said Emily Martin Loya, General Manager for KCOS. The process of creative writing has been proven to not only support the building of key academic skills but to help improve a child’s self-confidence, creativity and imagination. KCOS is excited to announce and recognize this year’s winners and celebrates all of the talented El Paso students who entered this year’s KCOS contest.

The annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children in grades K-5 to celebrate creativity by submitting their own original stories and illustrations.

This year’s contest was made possible through the generous support of El Paso Electric and El Paso Kids Inc.