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Distinguished Author & Artist Award, 2014

First Place Award, Great American Song Contest, 2014

Second Place Winner for Poetry

Many Honorary Mentions

Max Tell / Awards

UK Songwriting Contest

In November of 2015, Max received a medal from the Royal City Literary Arts Society in New Westminster, BC, honouring him for his dedication to RCLAS and inspirational work in children’s writing. Max was in the hospital but his wife Estelle  received the award in his place and it now sits on a table facing his bed where he gains so much pleasure in looking at the photograph and medal.

UK Songwriting Contest

Max Tell's song "Amanda the Panda Whished She Was Santa" received honourable mention in the UK Songwriting Contest in the Chritsmas song category, 2014.


UK Songwriting Contest

Award winning author & songwriter Max Tell is Showcased in the November/December issue of Canadian Musician Magazine, page 78, 2014.


"Crazy Crazy Zoo Song" shortlisted for the Australian Songwriters' Association Competition, AUSTRALIA, 2014


Distinguished Author & Artist Award for 40 years of working with children as a writer, performer, and educator, Writers International Network, 2014  

The Kid Who Hid His Head In a Box by award winning songwriter Max Tell is a second place poetry winner in the Royal City Literary Arts Society’s Write-On Contest, 2014 

"The Sasquatch That Botched Hopscotch" by award winning songwriter Max Tell wins his 10th Honorable Mention, Amateur Lyric Contest, The American Songwriter, May/June issue, 2014  AmericanSongwriter.com.

"Cat In My Hoody" Semi-finals, the Australian Songwriters' Association Competition, AUSTRALIA, 2013

14th Annual Great American Song Contest Winner

"Cat In My Hoody" A Winner, Lyric Writing Category, 14th Annual Great American Song Contest. One and Only Canadian Award Winner, 2012

One of 3 storytellers chosen in a Canada-wide search for the TD Canadian Children's Book Tour in conjunction with the Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada and toured Montreal 2013

"Monkey Mumbo Jumbo" semi-finals, the Australian Songwriters' Association Competition, AUSTRALIA, 2010

"When I Grow Up", Honourable Mention, West Coast Songwriting Competition, WA, USA, 2010. "When I Grow Up" is included on Max Tell's Monkey Mumbo Jumbo CD.

"Cow in the Cowitchen", Semi-finals, Canada Writes Competition, CBC Radio, Toronto, CANADA, 2010

"Monkey Mumbo Jumbo", Semi-finals, International Songwriting Competition (ISC), USA, 2009

The Art of Storytelling with Children

"The Werewoman" adapted and performed with permission by author, Robin Moore, Honourable Mention, Best Storytelling Video of the Year, The Art of Storytelling with Children, USA, 2009

"Fiezo the Book Burro", Runner-up, Best Writing for Children, Writers' Union of Canada, Ottawa, CANADA, 2007

"The Wild Rose and HalfStep", Runner-up, Best Children's Play of the Year, Jessie Richardson Theatre Award, Vancouver, CANADA, 1992

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