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|Attention Young Writers!|
KQED Education Network Announces Eleventh Annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest
Contest to Launch with Celebrations at Pleasant Hill's Borders and
Oakland's Think College Now School
San Francisco, February 14, 2005 -- Get ready to write! Early Learning, a department of the KQED Education Network (EdNet), is gearing up for the eleventh annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest. Children from kindergarten to third grade are encouraged to write and illustrate their own stories, and enter them into the popular contest. The deadline for entries is April 15, 2005.
The contest will kick off with a celebration at Borders in Pleasant Hill on Saturday, February 26th, from 10:00-11:00am. In March, Think College Now School in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood will host a celebration as well on Thursday, March 10 at the Caesar Chavez Educational Center from 12:30-2:00pm.
KQED has been participating in the contest since its inception. In 2004, Early Learning received 352 entries from all over the Bay Area. Once again, Early Learning extends an invitation to Bay Area children to use their imaginations and creativity and participate. Contest rules and entry forms are available at: www.kqed.org/ednet, or by calling the info line: 415-553-2453, or by emailing ReadingRainbow@kqed.org.
Every child who participates in the contest will receive a special certificate of achievement signed by Reading Rainbow host, LeVar Burton. The winners of the contest will advance to the national competition. In addition, all national winners will receive a library set of ten Reading Rainbow episodes on DVD and related books.
The Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest is one of many opportunities provided by PBS Ready To Learn, which teaches parents and childcare professionals how to turn PBS programming into an interactive, educational tool.
Saturday, February 26th
Borders in Pleasant Hill
120 Crescent Dr.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Thursday, March 10th
Think College Now School
Caesar Chavez Educational Center
2825 International Boulevard
Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood
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.