Overview

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 composition must have both the student's and the school's name on it.

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

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.
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