If your child is a writer (or if you would like to encourage them in this direction), be sure they know about the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest. (This link takes you to the press release, not the contest entry.)
The 2013 contest is for Grades K-3. Entries will be judged on local, state, and national levels, with prizes at each level. Entries are not being accepted yet, but now is a great time to get those ideas flowing. At PBS Kids Go they can also read the winners from the 2012 contest.
This is not a photo of my children writing. Here they are mixing chemicals to make a big mess.