Saturday, September 2, 2006

Broadcast of the 12th Annual Young Writers and Illustrators Celebration

The 12th Annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Celebration, honoring contest winners and participants, will be aired on Overnight and Channel 410 beginning this month. It will also be available for viewing on the Web.

Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) hosted the celebration on May 26. Twelve winners were chosen along with eight honorable mentions for writing and illustration. All of the winners and honorable mention holders were given the opportunity to share their winning stories and receive exciting prizes.

The purpose of the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators contest is to encourage early elementary aged students to utilize their creative abilities in both language arts and art by developing and illustrating original stories. This local production is GPB's opportunity to highlight Georgia's local winners.