Our Tell-A-Tale contest for 2020 will take place in February.
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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 in February (exact dates to be released soon). 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 TBD) a third party of judges will rank the top three stories in each grade level. Awards will be handed out at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 1, 2020 (location TBD). 

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

2020 Tell-A-Tale Forms 

2020 Entry Form (check back) 2020 Rules & Regulations (check back)

Scoring Rubric Book Suggestions Plot Exercise

Character Exercise Character Exercise (w/ words) Teachers Kit

Writing Exercise Creating Original Characters


2020 Sponsors

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 Tell-A-Tale Tab

2017 Tell-A-Tale Tab

2016 Tell-A-Tale Tab