Imagined by the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County, the Tell-a-Tale Short Story Contest is open to all kindergarten thru fifth-grade students. Participants will write about a specific topic based on their grade level. Stories must be no more than 350 words. Illustrations are encouraged, but not required.
All participants must live in or be associated with the Findlay City Schools and/or Hancock County School District. Entry forms and a complete list of contest rules can be picked up at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library (FHCPL) in the Children’s department or downloaded at the Literacy Coalition’s website hancockliteracy.org.
Corresponding community activities include a writing and illustration workshop at the main branch of the library on September 9 from 2-3:30pm. Young writers are encouraged to attend the workshop and get ideas and advice for their stories and illustrations. The Literacy Coalition will also post story writing tips and ideas on their Facebook page (under “Literacy Coalition of Hancock County”) throughout September.
Writers may drop of their completed stories at any FHCPL location (Main branch, Arlington or Bookmobile); entries will be collected in the Children’s Department. Completed stories and entries must be received by September 29, 2017.Winners for each age category will have their stories printed in a special tab section of The Courier during October. There will be an awards ceremony on October 19, 2017.