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Tell Your Tale

A Short Story Contest
presented by The UPS Store®

Congratulations to the winners of the Tell Your Tale short story contest!

Tell Your Tale
Download Tell Your Tale: A Collection of Short Stories.

Ahead of its upcoming appearance in the 2020 Rose Parade presented by Honda, The UPS Store, Inc. announces the three winners of “Tell Your Tale,” a nationwide contest for short stories written by young authors, in celebration of childhood literacy.

The winning writers, ranging in age from 7-16 years old, will each receive a $1,000 prize plus $10,000 worth of books from Scholastic provided through the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, for their respective school or an organization of their choice. The contest aligns with the mission of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program® to encourage a love for reading and improve access to books for children across the United States. The three winners of The UPS Store sponsored “Tell Your Tale” contest are:

  • Luca F. from Granite Bay, California
    • Story Title: "The Golden Tamarin Monkey's Journey Across the Jungle"
    • Organization: Oakhills Elementary School
  • Rebecca L. from Harrisburg, Missouri
    • Story Title: "Reading Day!"
    • Christian Fellowship School
  • Allison S. from Fort Pierre, South Dakota
    • Story Title: "Recycling for Our Community"
    • Organization: Stanley County School District

By sharing their creative stories, each of the winning authors demonstrated the importance of childhood literacy in cultivating a passion for learning. Thank you to everyone who submitted their stories in an effort to champion the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.

For more information about the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, click here.