Creative kids have until the end of March to submit their entries to the Vermont PBS Kids Writers Contest. Now in its 22nd year, the contest asks kindergarteners through fifth graders to create their own stories with a minimum of five illustrations. A panel of local experts will select first-place winners and runners up for each grade level. The 12 chosen kids will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Vermont PBS Studio this spring, and their work will be featured online. Last year, South Hero resident Sandra Cain's son, Avery, was one of the kindergarten winners. "He was so excited!" she said. "His whole class was surprised and happy for him."