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Tell-A-Tale Writing & Illustration Contest

 

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HOW TO ENTER TELL-A-TALE

  • The child tells the story, which is written down by an adult. Older children should print their story.  Story topics should be chosen based on grade level of child on September 1, 2017—i.e. child will be in third grade on September 1 and should write about Responsibility.
  • The child illustrates the story—this can be one picture or many.
  • The parent or guardian must complete and sign the acknowledgement of contest rules.
  • Completed entry form, story, and illustration(s) can be submitted to the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, Arlington Library branch or the Bookmobile

WHAT SHOULD I WRITE ABOUT?

Kindergarten – Courage

  • Be strong
  • Think independently
  • Be true to yourself
  • Develop inner strength
  • Challenge yourself
  • Adapt to change

First grade – Hope

  • Be cheerful and enthusiastic
  • Be curious
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Exhibit a sense of humor
  • Be adaptable and flexible

Second grade – Respect

  • Respect life, self, family, and others
  • Respect the rights and beliefs of others
  • Be fair
  • Work for justice
  • Treat others with dignity
  • Communicate appropriately

Third grade – Responsibility

  • Be accountable for your actions
  • Accept consequences
  • Respect rules
  • Take ownership of behavior
  • Set a good example
  • Cooperate

Fourth grade – Perseverance

  • Persist
  • Be diligent
  • Pursue and accomplish goals
  • Be committed to reaching your potential

Fifth grade – Appreciation for Diversity

  • Resolve conflict peacefully
  • Advocate for justice and equality
  • Be fair
  • Listen to others
  • Strive to understand
  • Respect differences
  • Treat others with dignity

WHO CAN SUBMIT A STORY?

  • Children who will be in kindergarten through 5th grade by September 2017 may submit a story.
  • Writers must be associated with the Hancock County School District.

WHEN MUST THE STORY BE SUBMITTED?

  • We will begin accepting submissions on September 1, 2017.  All stories must be received by September 29, 2017.

WHAT ARE THE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS?

  • Story must be no more than 350 words.
  • Story must be written in the English language.
  • Story may be typed or handwritten but it must be legible. Children who cannot write may dictate their story to be typed or written legibly.
  • Illustrations are encouraged but not required.
  • Only one entry per person—after the first entry received, all other entries by the same child will be disqualified.
  • Only single author stories qualify (no co-authored stories).
  • Story must be wholly the original work of the entrant, written solely by the entrant. It cannot be copied from any other source.
  • Story cannot be in violation of or in conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity.
  • Story must not have been previously broadcast or otherwise distributed or disseminated in any media or format.
  • Story must not include any language or other content that is inappropriate, offensive, pornographic, or otherwise unfit for dissemination or broadcast, as determined by the Tell-A-Tale Committee in its sole discretion.
  • Creativity is highly encouraged.

JUDGING

  • Entries will be judged by community advisors. All decisions of the judges are final and not subject to appeal or review.

PRIZES

  • Prizes will be awarded to First, Second, and Third place winners in each age group at an awards celebration on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church. Winners will be notified by phone or email prior to awards ceremony. First place winning entries will be published in The Courier.


Click here to download the 2017 Tell-A-Tale Rules and Entry Form!

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Hints for a successful entry 

Scoring Rubric

Teachers, click here for ways to use a newspaper in your classroom


Thank you to our 2017 Tell-A-Tale Sponsors

Major Sponsor

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative

Gold Sponsor

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The University of Findlay

Silver Sponsor

CMofF

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Schuck Law

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Thank you to Altrusa for judging our 2017 Tell-A-Tale Contest!

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Thank you to our in-kind sponsors: Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and Findlay Family!