Win With Telling Tales!

Social Media Contests 

We’re excited to offer many different contests all year round. Check back here for new contests, and be sure to visit our Facebook page and Instagram page for book giveaways!

All winners of our social media contests must be available to pick up their prize from one of our Community Partners, Hamilton Public Library Branch, or a Burlington Public Library Branch.


Kenneth Oppel Inkling Contest

We have 5 copies of Inkling to give away thanks to Kenneth Oppel,  Sydney Smith  and HarperCollins Canada.

Follow us on Facebook between Monday, November 12 to Friday, November 16, 2018 for your chance to win a copy of Inkling. Each day we will post a new question. All winners will be notified by November 18, 2018.


Telling Tales 10th Anniversary Video Contest

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, Telling Tales invites EVERYONE to enter our Video Contest. Make a short video about a favourite Telling Tales experience: Tell us what the festival means to you and your family, or tell us about a favourite author you met or book you read because of Telling Tales.

The possibilities are endless!

Create the video with your family, friends, classmates, or even as a selfie. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just be yourself!

Here’s the best part. Just for participating, you could WIN YOUR VERY OWN AUTHOR! At least for a day, anyway. Three lucky winners will receive an AUTHOR VISIT by one of our Telling Tales authors! Imagine winning this prize for your school, class, or service group. You’ll be a superhero!

Contest open May 2 to December 31, 2018

For Contest Rules please go to:

Visit for all the contest details and to submit your video.