CEL Students



Welcome to your own local environment on the River of Words website! Whether your students would like to make art, write poems, or learn more about the natural world around them, 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 student's work may be published in our a physical book (our River of Words Anthology). 



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