Write Your Own Ticket

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

Enter your class for a chance to win this 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 Native American Festival & Pow-Wow on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

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 form and the five selected works to education@stonemountainpark.com. Snail mail entries may be sent to: Write Your Own Ticket - 2019, ATTN: Marketing 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.

Native American Festival & Pow-Wow "Write Your Own Ticket" Contest Details
Entries for the Native American Festival & Pow-Wow Write Your Own Ticket contest must be received no later than Monday, September 30, 2019. 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 Monday, October 7, 2019.

Download 2019 Official Rules

Download 2019 Entry Form

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. Eligible class sizes 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 Native American Festival field trip this fall?
Make your reservation early. Even if you are pre-paid you can still enter the "Write Your Own Ticket" to the Native American 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! For any questions regarding this program, please contact us at education@stonemountainpark.com.


“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

*This awarded field trip may only be redeemed on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Field Trip prize may not be substituted for a cash value or used for any other date or educational program. Attraction tickets are not included, but may be added on for an additional cost. 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 Native American Festival (November 1 and 2). We apologize for any inconvenience. Any school arriving by car and not by school or church bus will be responsible for the gate parking fee.