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|Congratulations Young Writers!|
KQED Education Network Announces the Winners of the 10th Annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest
Bay Area Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Graders to be Awarded Prizes at KQED Ceremony
San Francisco, May 11, 2004 -- Early Learning, a division of KQED Education Network (EdNet), is proud to announce the winners of the 10th annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest. This popular contest nurtures children's creative expression by encouraging children in kindergarten through the third grade to write and illustrate their own stories. The winners were chosen from more than 350 entrants.
KQED will invite winners and their families to the station on May 21, 2004, for the awards ceremony, featuring poet and children's storyteller Anthony D. Robles, and illustrator Carl Angel. Winners will receive a variety of prizes, including books from Children's Book Press, Jelly Belly bean jars, coupons from Ben & Jerry's, and family passes to: Fairyland, California Academy of Sciences, Zeum, the Lawrence Hall of Science, Six Flags Marine World, the Bay Area Discovery Museum and the Young Performers Theater. For more information on the event, please contact Elaine Wang, 415-553-2853.
Every child who participated in this contest will receive a special certificate of achievement signed by Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton. KQED's grand-prize winners will go into judging at the national level. National first-place winners will receive a computer and printer, and second-place winners will take home a DVD player. In addition, all twelve national winners will receive a Reading Rainbow library set for themselves as well as ones for their school and their local library. National winners will be announced in June.
This year's KQED winners are:
First Place: The Snake Who Wanted to Play Piano, Alaisha Kavya Sharma, Mountain View
Second Place: Skeleton's Wobbly Head, Nicholas Ybarra, Sunnyvale
Third Place: Multi From Mushnaka, Elijah Morgan, Mill Valley
Honorable Mention: Mama, the Kitty and the Cyclops Shoes, Benjamin Noe Bauml, Crockett
First Place: Fried Duck, Michael Meng, Fremont
Second Place: The Tiny Caterpillar, Ashank Singh, Fremont
Third Place: The Monsters Go to India, Siddharth Prasad, Cupertino
Honorable Mention: The Princess of the Birds, Sophia-Rose Salcedo, Aptos
First Place: The Strange Fight in the Closet, Alankrita Dayal, Fremont
Second Place: The Pink Family, Serena Fisher, Concord
Third Place: Houseboat Town, Kayley Parry Wilson, Prunedale
Honorable Mention: Why Tigers Have Stripes, Avery Madison, San Francisco
First Place: Little Dinosaur's Adventure, Sumedh Vedanthi, San Leandro
Second Place: Flight Without Fight, Aniruddha Dayal, Fremont
Third Place: I'm Happy to Be Me, Ariele A. Silvas, Fremont
Honorable Mention: White Socks Visits the Rainforest, Samuel Wyborny, Fremont
Honorable Mention: I Love to Dance, Jalena Keane Lee, Berkeley
KQED Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest is funded in part by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
KQED EdNet works to ensure that programs have a life beyond broadcast, extending the impact of KQED's resources into the community through a range of media-making opportunities, workshops, teacher trainings, public forums and community events.
KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during prime-time, and KQED's digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, one of the most visited station sites in Public Broadcasting; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.