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Do you have a Treehouse Tale?

Entries are now being accepted in WCNY's sixth annual Treehouse Tales Young Writers & Illustrators Contest 2011. The contest is a station event that promotes literacy and creative expression by encouraging children to write and illustrate their own stories.

"WCNY is proud to have an event that promotes an interest in writing among children," said Robert J. Daino, President and Chief Executive Officer of WCNY-TV/FM and Chair of Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of New York. "We look forward to receiving stories from the children in our area who are embracing the creative process."

The deadline for all entries is Feb. 25. The contest is open to students in first through fourth grades (1 to 4). All entrants will be recognized with a certificate of participation. Each grade level will have a first, second, and third place winner. An awards ceremony will be held at the DeWitt Barnes & Noble in April 2011 and winners will be video taped reading their stories. Winners will also have their winning stories scanned and posted on WCNY's website.

Parents can visit wcny.org/treehousetales to review the contest rules, get an entry form, and check out previous year's winning entries.

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