Arthur’s All Kids Can Character Search Lets Viewers – and Their Creations – Join the Fun
HARTFORD, Conn. – Everyone’s favorite aardvark needs a new friend – and now, fans of Arthur on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) can help him find one. Arthur’s All Kids Can Character Search invites children between the ages of six and 12 to submit their ideas for an exciting new Arthur character. Winning entrants, along with their creations, will be given the chance to appear in a segment of an Arthur show. The winner’s school will receive a visit from Arthur creator Marc Brown.
Entries must include be postmarked by March 31, 2008, and should include both a description of the character and original artwork. Entry forms and complete contest rules are available at the PBS website (http://pbskids.org/arthur/allkidscan/index.html).
Arthur is an animated series that airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on CPTV. Aimed at viewers between the ages of four and eight, Arthur's goal is to help foster an interest in reading and writing, and to encourage positive social skills. The Character Search contest represents another engaging piece of Arthur’s comprehensive creative outreach campaign.
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily.
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and/or www.wnpr.org.