Vegas PBS launched its PBS KIDS Writers Contest on January 1, 2014. Southern Nevada children in grades K-5 are eligible to enter the annual contest. A panel of judges will select local winners and award prizes in the spring of 2014. Prizes include scholarships to attend the Southern Nevada Writing Project Youth Writing Camp for first place winners, trophies for first through third place winners, certificates for all participants, as well as other prizes. The PBS KIDS Writers Contest helps children build valuable literacy skills for success in school and life. Participants can send their entries to Jessica Carroll, Ready To Learn Coordinator for Vegas PBS at 3050 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89121. Entries must be received by April 11, 2014. Visit VegasPBS.org/RTL for contest rules and entry form.