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Welcome!

Welcome to your own local environment on the River of Words website! Whether you’d like to make art, write poems, or learn more about the natural world around you, this is the place to be.

River of Words accepts environmental poetry and art submissions online and by mail from youth age 5 to 19 around the world. All selected pieces are published in our international art and poetry anthology. It’s free to enter, and your work may be published in our a physical book (our River of Words Anthology). 

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To get started, discover your local watershed. Get art tips and poetry tips from our experts. 

One of the best ways to learn about art and poetry is to look at a lot of it. Take a moment to look at the amazing art and poetry created by youth around the world