KET Education is honored to announce the 2023 KET Young Writers Contest winners. Our judges have been impressed by the compelling stories, strong characters, and emotional imagery included across each of the 2,400+ entries received. They have laughed-out-loud, cheered for the hero, and even shed some tears. With so many amazing works, we look forward to honoring and celebrating the stories and poems that have risen to the top of an incredibly talented pool of entries.
Illustrated Stories | PreK-12
Written work with associated visual illustrations, created through any choice of mediums.
Poetry | K-12
Written work made of carefully chosen words to create images or explore an idea
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