Neighbor Writing Contest

2019 Writing Contest

In anticipation of our next Indie Lens Pop-Up film screening, we invite you to participate in our 2019 Writing Contest. You'll have the opportunity to submit an original piece of writing that answers what it means to be a good neighbor. Submissions will be divided into groups of grade levels (Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12), which means we'll be selecting seven winners! Submissions will be accepted from February 14 to March 14, with the winners being announced in early April. We invite you to be inspired by the legacy of Fred Rogers and create submissions that describe kindness, listening and learning.

Entries are accepted electronically by filling out the form below, or you can send your hardcopy version with the printable entry form to MontanaPBS (downloadable PDF form is linked to the right of this page).

Mail Hard Copy Submissions to:
Montana PBS
ATTN: Nikki Vradenburg
PO Box 173340
Bozeman, MT 59717

Questions? Email
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.

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.