Entry forms for our 2015 contest are available here (English) and here (Spanish) 

We will begin accepting entries for the 2014 Contest on March 1st, 2013:

US entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2014.

International entries must be received by February 1, 2015.

Mail entries to:
River of Words
1928 Saint Mary's Road PMB 5060
Moraga, CA 94575

Nature has been the greatest source of inspiration for artists and poets since humans began drawing on the walls of caves and singing sagas. Yet despite its importance, environmental and arts education is marginalized in the United States. This sorry scenario is increasingly true in other countries as well.

River of Words was founded to give new life to the teaching of art and poetry through watershed exploration. Our innovative Watershed Explorer Educator’s Guide brings together sketching and botany, nature journaling and poetry writing. Students who participate are encouraged to submit their work to our free international art and poetry contest, held annually since 1995 in conjunction with the Center of the Book in the Library of Congress.

Entry Forms & River of Words Classroom Poster

Teachers can now download a full-color River of Words poster for their classrooms!

Facilitator forms must accompany group entries

Formas para facilitadores tienen que acompañar entradas del grupo

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Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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