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New Story Contest Celebrates Everyday Helpers and Heroes

Do you have a nurse in the family? Do you know a teacher that keeps learning fun, even from a distance? Are you thankful for the people keeping our grocery stores stocked? The first-annual KET Summer Story Contest seeks to celebrate the everyday helpers and heroes who are answering the call during the coronavirus health pandemic, while encouraging student writing and creativity.

We invite students who will be entering kindergarten, first, second, or third grade to submit an illustrated story centered on the theme “Meet the Helpers.”

First, second, and third place winning stories will be selected at each grade level and winners will receive prizes.

Family, friends, and community will have the opportunity to select a “Fan Favorite” from top-placing finalists at each grade level! This online voting opportunity allows stories to be read far and wide. The online voting window will be open August 1-3.

All entries must be submitted digitally by August 21, 2020.

For official rules, scoring rubrics, tips and more visit the KET Summer Story Contest website. We can’t wait to Meet the Helpers!