For kids who love writing stories or drawing pictures, new writing and illustration contest might be just the thing to finish the summer.
The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County is sponsoring the “Tell a Tale” contest, ages kindergarten through 5th grade and for special needs adults. The stories and illustrations are based around a theme according to age.
The deadline for entries is September 1, which also kicks off National Literacy Month. Bill McAllister, coalition director, said, “It’s a fun contest but it’s also to raise awareness of the importance of literacy at a young age.” The group serves thousands of Hancock County children and adults throughout the year. “We know from statistics that if children are not ready for kindergarten in terms of literacy, they are already behind and it’s difficult for them to catch up.”
Entry forms available at the Literacy Coalition
Hancock County ESC | 7746 Country Road 140
the Findlay-Hancock County Library | 206 Broadway St.
Prizes include books and gift cards to purchase books