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Summer Writing Competition for All Cobb Students K-8

Students are invited to 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.

Prizes will be awarded at the City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival on August 23, and include tickets to area attractions, t-shirts and goodie bags; the grand prize is a bicycle. Credit: Pastch file
Prizes will be awarded at the City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival on August 23, and include tickets to area attractions, t-shirts and goodie bags; the grand prize is a bicycle. Credit: Pastch file
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This summer, the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the Cobb Schools Foundation, invite local students to share their love about a park in the second annual PIG TALES Writing Competition. The contest is open to all students in grades K-8 attending any public, private, or home school in Cobb County.

Students are invited to 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 and must be submitted by mail postmarked by August 8, 2014 to Cobb Schools Foundation, Attention: Sheri Brante, 514 Glover St., Marietta, GA 30060.

First, second, and third place winners will be chosen among students rising into three grade categories: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Winners will be announced online no later than August 20.

Prizes will be awarded at the City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival on August 23, and include tickets to area attractions, t-shirts and goodie bags; the grand prize is a bicycle. 

The competition’s presenting sponsor is SCANA Energy.

For complete rules and information on how to enter, visit www.pigsandpeaches.com/pigtales.

Lone Stranger May 16, 2014 at 05:12 PM
Kids should get involved in this instead of some idiot sports deal with their parents living vicariously through them.

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