Write Your Own Ticket

Win a Field Trip for Your Class to the Indian Festival & Pow-Wow with the “Write Your Own Ticket” Contest!


This Fall, enter your class for a chance to win an educational field trip at Stone Mountain Park!
To encourage creative writing and learning, Stone Mountain Park is awarding four classes from area schools a complimentary educational field trip to the Indian Festival & Pow-Wow on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

How does my class enter and what do we have to do to be eligible?
The teacher will instruct their class of no more than 35 students to write a creative literary work on subject matter pertaining to Native American culture. It must be less than 500 words and may be a short story, poem, or essay, which can be fictional or cover real historical events. Illustrations are encouraged. The teacher will select five compositions to represent the class, complete the appropriate entry form and email the entry and the five selected works to education@stonemountainpark.com. Snail mail entries may be sent to: Write Your Own Ticket - 2016, ATTN: Education Department - Stone Mountain Park, P.O. Box 778 Stone Mountain, GA 30086. Each writing must have both the student's and the school's name on it.

What grades can enter?
This literary competition is open to all Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida public and private school educators for classes in grades 1 through 12. Class sizes that are eligible are not to exceed 35 students. All winning classes must provide one adult chaperone per 10 students to accompany them on their trip. The required chaperones will also attend as our guests.

Want to make sure that your class doesn't miss the Indian Festival field trip this fall?
Make your reservation early! Even if you have already paid you can still enter the "Write Your Own Ticket" to the Indian Festival & Pow-Wow field trip. If your class is selected as a winner, we will refund the paid portion of the program to you. So get creative! Check out the official rules and submit your entries. For any questions, please contact us at education@stonemountainpark.com.

The Indian Festival & Pow-Wow "Write Your Own Ticket" Contest Details
Entries for the Indian Festival & Pow-Wow Write Your Own Ticket contest must be received no later than Friday, September 16, 2016. The classes chosen to be our guests will be selected by the creativity of their writing and at the sole discretion of Stone Mountain Park judges. The teachers and classes chosen will be notified by September 20, 2016. Download the entry form.

“Thank you so much! My students were so excited to see their writings in the school house. They had a blast at the Pow Wow and we’ll definitely be returning next year!”
Amity Lutes – 4th grade teacher
Tara Elementary School

*The awarded field trip may only be redeemed on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. Field Trip prize may not be substituted for a cash value, or used for any other date or educational program. The winning classes must provide and pay for their own transportation. Due to large crowds, the Farmyard will be closed to the public during the Indian Festival (November 3 and 4). If your group arrives in a buses/motor coaches, the required parking permit fee will be waived. Public/private schools or government buses with a permanent logo or name printed on the vehicle will have parking permit fee waived. If your group arrives in personal or private vehicles you will be required to purchase a parking permit or have an annual parking pass. This includes chaperone vehicles.