Youth Creativity Awards

Every Spring ROW Celebrates National Poetry Month, Earth Day, and the River of Words Art and Poetry Contest Winners and Finalists at our Youth Creativity Awards Ceremony in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Check out the wonderful photos from our 18th Annual Youth Creativity Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, April 21st, 2013.



 "The mission of River of Words is to promote literacy, the arts, and environmental awareness.  Our goal is to help children fall in love with the earth, and you can see in the works of these young artists a deep and respectful love fo the world around them." --Robert Hass

"River of Words not only recognizes the talent of some truly amazing young poets and artists, it fosters environmental awareness and creativity among children and teachers and their communities." --Pamela Michael.
Artwork: Fish by Jerrika Shi, age 15 Manila, Philippines; 2012 River of Words Finalist



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