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2016 PBS Kids Writers Contest

The New Mexico PBS KIDS Writers Contest will engage kids, parents and teachers with tools

 Join New Mexico PBS and Encourage Kids To Tap Their Inner Author With The

2016 PBS KIDS Writers Contest! 

New Mexico PBS is encouraging early elementary-aged students to stretch their creative wings by hosting the PBS KIDS Writers Contest in Central and Northern New Mexico. The contest is supported by local on-air promotion, robust online assets, public relations and the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County (ABC) Public Libraries. 
With a limited number of sponsorships available, your support of this successful program will make an impression with parents and educators.  The campaign’s 360° approach will carry your message of support for literacy and education throughout our community.   

This educational campaign empowers kids to use their unique voices and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories. Each child’s participation is recognized with a certificate, and creators of the winning entries will attend a special awards ceremony in August.

The New Mexico PBS KIDS Writers Contest will engage kids, parents and teachers with tools such as:

  • Contest materials will be available at 17 ABC Library branches and downloadable at
  • Writing workshops at ABC Libraries and Summer Programs
  • Supporting online resources at
  • On-air promotion during New Mexico PBS’s daily schedule of children’s programming
  • Press, Publicity and Social Media  

The contest runs May through July with judging and an Awards Ceremony in August.

For information about the 2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest, visit:

Contest Sponsorships Include: 

Literary Hero! $2,500 Sponsorship

Logo and name mention on a total of 1,440 30-second television promo spots on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME) and 9.1 (World) channels.

  • 960 contest promos running 8x a day for 12 weeks  
  • 480 contest performance spots running 8x a day for six weeks

Logo Placement On:

  • Print ad in Ventana, our monthly Program Guide sent to over 20,000 households, for three months
  • Multiple pages at
  • Printed contest materials, flyers and posters distributed to 17 libraries
  • Contest forms downloadable at
  • Two advertisements placed in NM Kids periodical
  • Event signage (writing workshops, judging event, awards ceremony)


  • Contest Awareness: 30-Second promo on Facebook/Instagram for the awareness months of April and May, targeting stay at home moms
  • Mention in regional press releases
  • Opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to our youth!

Literary Superhero! $5,000 Sponsorship

The Literary Superhero Sponsorship includes all of the above PLUS:

  • Opportunity to interact with writing workshop attendees and distribute company collateral
  • Opportunity to have one organization representative on the final judging committee
  • Recognition as co-presenter at awards ceremony hosted at New Mexico PBS

Literary Legend! $10,000 Sponsorship

The Literary Legend Sponsorship includes all of the above PLUS:

  • Production of underwriting spot highlighting company (using company-supplied visuals)
  • Spot to run for 12 weeks, one spot per day on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME) and 9.1 (World) channels, Run of Schedule 6am-12pm, 168 underwriting spots total
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