kennesaw mtn ContestThe Cobb Library Foundation, with the support of the National Park Service, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, and the Cobb County Public Library System, will offer an historical narrative writing contest to students in grades 6-12.

Two categories

Students in Fulton will write a narrative related to MLK, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
Students in Cobb will write about events related to the Civil War Battles at Kennesaw Mountain


One winner from each category will be chosen. Each winner will be rewarded with a $150 check and a plaque. Winners will be invited to the Cobb Library Foundation’s Booked at Six event on April 25th at 6:00PM to meet and receive their prizes from best-selling author, Steve Berry.


  1. Entries must be typed or neatly printed
  2. Entries must be 500-750 words
  3. Open to students in 6th-12th grade
  4. Entries must be submitted by 5:00PM on March 15, 2015
  5. Entries must be submitted with a completed entry form signed by a parent/guardian. Entry forms will be available at your local library or at the MLK Jr. National Historical Site/Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Entry form for writing contest
  6. Entries may be submitted at any Cobb County Public Library/Atlanta-Fulton Public Library or at the MLK Jr. National Historical Site/Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Entries may also be mailed to: Cobb Library Foundation attn: Terri Capote 266 Roswell St. Marietta, GA 30060
  7. Entries will be judged on the following: Narrative details, quality of insight, historical reference, flow, and voice. Finalists will be selected by library, school, and National Parks staff. The final winners will be chosen by Steve Berry.
  8. One entry per student
  9. Entries must be original works

For more information, please contact Lisa Cleary at the Cobb County Public Library System: (770) 528-4620 or

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