Our Tell-A-Tale contest for 2019 is now closed.
View our 2019 Literacy Tab here!


Children who live or attend a school in Hancock County can write a short story (350 maximum). Adults can assist younger children by writing their story down for them.  Older children should print their story. This year's contest will run January 1-31, 2019 and there will not be assigned topics. Children can use their imagination and write about anything. The child can include illustrations (one picture or many) but they are not required. Once the stories are all submitted (deadline January 31) a third party of judges will rank the top three stories in each grade level. Awards will be handed out at an awards ceremony in February 2019. 

All winning stories will be printed in a tab that will be distributed to all students in Hancock County, grades kindergarten through fifth grade. 

2019 Tell-A-Tale Forms 

2019 Entry Form 2019 Rules & Regulations Teachers Kit

Scoring Rubric Book Suggestions Plot Exercise

Character Exercise Character Exercise (w/ words)

Writing Exercise Creating Original Characters


2019 Tell-A-Tale Winners

Grade Place Child School  
K 1st Lexa Liberty Benton
K 2nd Spencer Whittier
K 3rd David Jefferson        

1 1st Griffin Riverdale
1 2nd Aven Liberty Benton
1 3rd Ashritha Lincoln        

2 1st Akiyuki Whittier
2 2nd Sawyer Northview
2 3rd Amstamaelle Jefferson        

3 1st Kendra Liberty Benton
3 2nd Lilly Northview
3 3rd Lily Liberty Benton        

4 1st Bryce Liberty Benton
4 2nd Annalese Riverdale
4 3rd Tyler Wilson Vance        

5 1st MaKenna Lincoln
5 2nd Charlie Wilson Vance
5 3rd Josalyn Van Buren 

2019 Sponsors