2019 River of Words Youth Art and Poetry Deadline for USA entries!

Date & Time:
Saturday, December 1, 2018 (All day)
  • USA entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2018
  • International entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2019

mail art and physical submissions to:

River of Words
1928 Saint Mary's Road PMB 5060
Moraga, CA 94575

For the most up-to-date information about River of Words, be sure to visit the program page on our website: www.stmarys-ca.edu/row

If you are submitting poetry, you can upload up to five poems through this form. If you have 6 or more poems, you will need to complete and submit another Online Entry Form.

If you are submitting art, print out your email confirmation and glue or tape the first page to the back of your art piece.  Include the second page of this email confirmation in the envelope to be mailed with your submission as well. All art entries must be mailed.

online student entry form

online facilitator form

If you prefer, Paper Entry Forms are also available here.

Art (right): “The Things to Save” by Jiyeon Han, age 14. Cupertino, California. United States. River of Words Category IV Art Winner

Art (UP): “Where Seasons Meet”. Stephanie Li, age 12. Hoschton, Georgia. United States. Shijun Art Studio. Teacher: Shijun Munns. 2018 River of Words Finalist

Exceptions for Exceptional States: River of Words may be closer than you think!

Do you live in Arizona or Georgia? Apply to your local River of Words Contest! If you live in either of these two states, your work will automatically be considered for these state contests. All state finalists will move on to the international contest. You could win an opportunity to participate in a local award ceremony in your community, PLUS contend with artists and poets from around the world!

NOTE: some state or local contests have different deadlines and mailing addresses. Please review the information below carefully and visit your local River of Words website!


  • Deadline: Feburary 1st, 2019
  • mail art and physical submissions to:

Living River of Words 
Pima County Natural Resources
Parks and Recreations
3500 W. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85741


  • Deadline: Feburary 1st, 2018
  • mail art and physical submissions to:

Georgia River of Words 
2 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Suite 1462 E
Atlanta, GA 30334