Neighbor Writing Contest

2019 Writing Contest

In anticipation of our screening of Won't You Be My Neighbor?, we invited students to participate in our 2019 Writing Contest. They had the opportunity to submit an original piece of writing that answered what it means to be a good neighbor. Submissions were accepted from February 14 to March 14, 2019 and the winners were announced in early April. We are honored that students took the time to be inspired by the legacy of Fred Rogers and created submissions that described kindness, listening and learning.
Congratulations to our winners! Click to view their entries:
Writing Contest Winners
Laura and Nikki, staff from MontanaPBS, celebrate with Branna, Amara & Lily from Three Forks Elementary School (Grade 3) who were selected as the contest winners!

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.
2019 Writing contest

Printable Entry Form

Would you like to mail your written submission to us? Please print the PDF entry form and mail it back to us with your finished written creation!

Terms & Conditions

Please review the official terms & conditions of the 2019 writing contest.

Teacher Tips

Are you a teacher interested in submitting entries on behalf of your class? Read these Teacher Tips that will help you with a group submission.

Contest FAQs

Do I need to bind my story? How many words do I need to write? Find the answers to common questions in our FAQ document.