One of the best ways to get kids interested in reading and thus encourage literacy is to encourage them to write their own stories.
That's what the PBS Kids Writers Contest aims to do. Kids in K5 through 3rd grade are invited to write their own stories complete with illustrations and submit them to Milwaukee Public Television.
The contest is for kids who live in Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties, and entries are being accepted until March 24. Everyone who enters the contest will receive a free pass to Betty Brinn Children's Museum.
Check out the website for more information.