Discover the categories and prizes for the Tales of Triumph Contest 

The Tales of Triumph Contest has three categories and three prize packages per category worth up to $20,000. 

Categories

Each category reflects the measures small businesses have put in place, as well as the everyday resilience and passion that keeps these businesses running and makes them successful.

Offline to Online

These businesses have transformed their business for the digital age. They have shifted from brick and mortar to e-commerce, added new revenue streams through social and/or e-commerce selling channels, or added new delivery options for their customers. They’ve evolved to adjust for continued growth in light of dramatic and permanent shifts in the behaviours and expectations of their customers.

Doing Good

We’re recognizing businesses who know that doing good is good for business. Being socially, environmentally and health conscious is part of who they are and a fundamental part of how they do business. They’ve gone above and beyond to help others and recent events have amplified their focus on the good. These businesses pride themselves on supporting others, making their communities stronger and investing in a better Canada.

Breakthrough Marketing

These businesses have boldly adjusted their marketing tactics to get their message in market. They have mixed up their marketing by creatively redefining the way in which they market their business. They generated traffic and sales by launching social media, digital or direct mail campaigns and marketing programs that stand out. They have worked to engage their customers for the purpose of building a community of brand advocates.

Prize Packages

Each category will have five finalists, which will be narrowed down to one Grand Prize Winner and one Runner Up Winner.

You could win prizes up to $20,000, including credits for Canada Post Parcel and Smartmail MarketingTM services, marketing support for your business and national exposure.

A total of 15 small businesses and their stories will be highlighted and celebrated.

For each category, we will name:

1 Grand Prize Winner

Prize: Package worth up to $20,000

  • $10,000 in Canada Post Parcel and Smartmail MarketingTM services.
  • Full planning and execution of a Neighbourhood MailTM campaign (approximate value: $1,000).
  • Your business will be featured on our channels, including a video on our site, a blog interview on Business Matters, social media and in our events and newsletter (approximate value: $1,000).
  • Paid advertising in local markets and national exposure via paid media (approximate value: $7,000).
  • A coaching session with an expert from our panel of judges (approximate value: $1,000).

1 Runner Up Winner

Prize: Package worth up to $10,000

  • $5,000 in Canada Post Parcel and Smartmail MarketingTM services.
  • Your business will be featured on our channels, including a video on our site, a blog interview on Business Matters, social media and in our events and newsletter (approximate value: $2,000).
  • Paid advertising and national exposure via paid media (approximate value: $2,000).
  • A coaching session with an expert from our panel of judges (approximate value: $1,000).

9 Finalists

Prize: Package worth up to $2,000

  • Your business will be featured on our channels, including a video on our site, a blog interview on Business Matters, social media and in our events and newsletter (approximate value: $2,000).