Kennesaw Parks Announces Writing Competition for Cobb Students in Grades K-8

May 30th, 2017 by Recreation Manager

The 5th annual PIG TALES Writing Competition, presented by SCANA Energy, is now accepting submissions from students in grades K-8 attending any public, private, or home school in Cobb County.

The competition is offered by Kennesaw Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Cobb Schools Foundation and Cobb County Public Library System.

Students are invited to write a short story or essay, in 750 words or less, about how they would make the world a better place. Work can be fiction or non-fiction. Students are limited to one entry. Entries may be typed or handwritten, and must be submitted along with a release agreement through the Cobb County School District interoffice mail system or mailed and postmarked by August 14 to Cobb Schools Foundation, Attention: Natalie Rutledge, 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. Entries will be judged on creativity, presentation and correspondence to the theme.

Prizes will be awarded at the City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival on August 26, and include tickets to area attractions, t-shirts and goodie bags. The first place winner in each category will win a bicycle.

Additional sponsors include Autobell Car Wash, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Marietta, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Johnsonville, Kennesaw Pediatrics, NCG Cinemas, Sky Zone, Target, Thrasher Coffee Co., Whole Foods Market, and Zeigler’s BBQ & Catering.

To learn more about the PIG TALES Writing Competition, visit