Tales of Triumph Small Business Contest

Your small business can win big!

With over $500,000 in prizes to be won, the Tales of Triumph Contest could help you write your next chapter.

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Constanza Safatle, CEO and Founder of Newbornlander.


  • Each category prize includes $10,000 in Canada Post credits, $1,000 cash, production of a video to tell and promote your story and paid media exposure.
  • Canadians will vote for 1 Canada’s Choice winner from the 5 category winners, who will receive an additional $10,000 cash and additional promotion valued at $50,000.
  • All category finalists will be awarded Canada Post credits.
  • All submissions will have the chance to win Canada Post credits through random draw.


  • Doing Good: Businesses that are having a positive impact on the lives of Canadians.
  • Going Green: These businesses are protecting the environment and prioritizing sustainability.
  • Rising Stars: In operation for less than 2 years, these businesses are growing fast.
  • Customer Connection: Businesses that are building strong relationships with customers.
  • Staying Power: These businesses have been operating, innovating and growing for over 2 years.
Catharine Janssen, owner of BRACAShirts, stands in front of a large window. She is holding a patterned tunic that she designed and made.


You can enter the contest if your small business generates less than $5 million in annual sales and operates in Canada. Looking for more details?
Find answers to common questions on our Help page.

Enter the 2024 Tales of Triumph Contest.

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Key program dates

View the contest's timeline at a glance.


March 18, 2024

Contest opens


April 30, 2024

Submissions deadline


September 4, 2024

Category winners announced and Canada’s Choice voting begins


September 30, 2024

Canada’s Choice voting ends


October 2024

Canada’s Choice grand prize winner announcement

“This expanded our reach for the most successful year ever!”

— Chef Tammy, Raven Rising Global Indigenous Chocolates

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“This is the first time my WHY was understood.”

— Amy, I AM LOVE Project

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“We saw a 100% increase in donations.”

— Mae, MPC Foundation

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Tips for telling your story

Capture your tale and make it shine in your contest submission with these tips and tricks.

Nadia Ladak, one of the 4 co-founders of Marlow, fills orders standing at a dining room table.

Apply proper story structure

You’ll need a beginning, middle and end for your tale. Be sure to:

  • Describe what inspired the creation of your business.
  • Capture any obstacles you’ve faced and how you’ve overcome them.
  • Share your goals and how you’d use the contest prizes to make your dreams a reality.
Sam Sabourin, Founder/Owner of Between the Bumpers

Share what makes your business different

Be sure to capture:

  • Why your customers love you, your mission and values, or your products and services
  • What sets you apart from your competitors
  • How you solve problems for consumers or your community

Don’t wait – enter the contest now.

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