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|KQED Education Network Announces the Winners of the 13th 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 29, 2007 -- KQED Education Network is proud to announce the winners of the 13th 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 900 entrants.
For the first time, KQED partnered with sister station KTEH in San Jose to extend the contest to the greater Bay Area. The addition of the South Bay entries meant that even more budding authors and illustrators were able to submit their creative work. KQED and KTEH are services of Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc., the most-watched public television and most-listened-to public radio broadcaster in the country.
KQED will invite winners and their families to the station on Saturday, June 9, 2007, for the awards ceremony, where winners will receive a variety of prizes. 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.
This year's KQED winners are:
First Place: Rainbow Adventure, Cole Junichiro Nakanishi, San Francisco
Second Place: Willie the Bear Hibernates, Matthew Miller, Walnut Creek
Third Place: Alien Friend, Calia Ann Lockey, Castro Valley
Honorable Mention: The Mice and Their Food, Jake Torres, Brentwood
First Place: The Sad Seed, Donna Li, Fremont
Second Place: The Turtle That Liked it Hot, Fiona Sirota, Santa Cruz
Third Place: My Hero, My Grandpa, Maddie Roman, Morgan Hill
Honorable Mention: I Made a Dream Potion, Ryan Lee, Cupertino
Honorable Mention: Jack the Artist, Nathan Karchmer, Oakland
First Place: The Great Mystery and Tea with the Queen, Sushil Viswanathan, Fremont
Second Place: Stop Chewing on My Head, Tulika Mohanti, Fremont
Third Place: Amy the Gymnastics Dreamer, Alexandra Hartman, Mountain View
Honorable Mention: The Boy with the Big Afro, Nathan Edward Shepard, Oakland
First Place: The Dress Dilemma, Meghan Srivastava, Fremont
Second Place: The A-Maze-Ing Balloon, Holden Guilbert, San Leandro
Third Place: The Nice Little Grogger, Abigail Amit, Belmont
Honorable Mention: Ping Pong Stars, Angelica Biglieri, Novato
KQED Education Network (EdNet) (www.kqed.org/ednet) uses the power of KQED public media to inspire learning throughout Northern California. Through parent education and professional development workshops, public screenings, online and multimedia resources, special events and community partnerships, EdNet serves people of all ages, with a particular emphasis on reaching underserved communities. Its three unique services, Early Learning, Educational Services, and Community Engagement, utilize literacy as a foundation to promote learning and effect positive change.
KQED (www.kqed.org) is a service of Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc. (NCPB). KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during primetime, is the producer of local and national series such as Quest; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin: Fast Food My Way; and Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. KQED's digital television channels include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids, and are available 24/7 on Comcast. KQED Public Radio, home of Forum with Michael Krasny, Pacific Time, and The California Report, is 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 Education Network brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and the general public through workshops, community screenings and multimedia resources. KQED Interactive offers video and audio podcasts and live radio stream at www.kqed.org, featuring unique content on one of the most-visited station sites in public broadcasting.