Kennesaw to have writing competititon
by Damon Poirier
May 17, 2014 12:00 AM | 2119 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the Cobb Schools Foundation, will have the second annual Pig Tales Writing Competition open to all public, private or home schooled students in grades Kindergarten through eighth-grade within Cobb County.

Students can write a short story or essay, in 750 words or less, about what makes their all-time favorite park special. Students can also choose to write about their plans to visit a state or national park this summer.

A committee of professional educators, sponsors and City of Kennesaw staff will judge entries on creativity, presentation and correspondence to the theme. Submissions may be typed or handwritten. Entries must be submitted by mail and postmarked by Aug. 8 to the Cobb Schools Foundation, Attention: Sheri Brante, 514 Glover St., Marietta, GA 30060.

First-, second- and third-place winners will be chosen from three grade categories: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Winners will be announced online no later than Aug. 20. Prizes will be awarded at the City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival on Aug. 23 and include tickets to area attractions, T-shirts and goodie bags. The competition’s grand prize is a bicycle.

The competition’s presenting sponsor is SCANA Energy.

For more information and rules, visit

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