• Must believe in Santa, and be in grades Pre-K through 12 to participate.
  • Students in Georgia and those visiting family in Georgia are welcome to submit.

How to Enter

  • Stories must be submitted in person to: Georgia Writers Museum at 109 S. Jefferson Ave. Eatonton, GA 31024.
  • Letters must be placed in Santa’s mailbox at GWM.


  • Stories must be the student’s original work, and must tell Santa about their favorite book. 
  • Please no more than 500 words.
  • Stories must be submitted in person.
  • Letter must include student’s name, email, and phone number.
  • One entry per student, per week. If you enter more than once, please tell Santa about different favorite book.
  • Cannot win more than once during the holiday season (Nov. 24 – Dec. 22, 2021).

Drawings & Prizes

  • Drawings will take place once a week, on Wednesdays.
  • First drawing will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
  • Last drawing will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
  • Winners will receive a $15 gift card to a major bookstore retailer.

Amanda Vining photo

Amanda holds a BS in Biology from Georgia College & State University. She began her career as an educator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. After leaving the DNR, Amanda became a formal educator with Baldwin County School System and Jasper County School System. Amanda began her museum career at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) in Macon, Georgia, where she served as Curator of Environmental Science
(2011-2020). While at MAS, Amanda developed a love for sharing the world around us with the many students who visited on school field trips. During her time as Curator of Environmental Science, Amanda launched a storytime
program for preschool children.

Since 2020, Amanda has been serving Georgia Writers Museum as a volunteer on the Education Committee. Amanda has brought her love of sharing stories with students by launching Peaches’ Reading Pasture. As Museum Manager, Amanda looks forward to serving the community and helping to inspire those within our community to put words to paper and share their stories.

Amanda was born and raised in nearby Shady Dale, Georgia. Her husband, Rodney, is a native of Eatonton, and they currently reside in Putnam County. They have three children.