Online Student Entry Form

Contest Deadlines

Please refer to the Deadlines and Address section at the bottom of the River of Words Art and Poetry Contest page to find your appropriate mailing address. This may depend on what state and country you live in. 

Poetry Entries

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 an additional Student Online Entry Form.

Art Entries

All art entries must be mailed. 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.

If you are submitting both art and poetry, please write "Poetry Submitted Online" as well as the confirmation number of your poetry submission at the top of your mailed art entry form.

Parental Guardian's Permission Required

Students 17 years old or younger must have permission from your parental guardian before participating in River of Words as an individual or as part of a group. No exceptions. 

Upon submission, the student and the student's legal guardian - and the student's group facilitator if applicable - will receive an email confirmation with a confirmation number within the hour. If you do not receive this confirmation email, contact rowinfo@stmarys-ca.edu

In the event that a student entry is selected to be a finalist or grand prize winner, your parent or legal guardian will need to sign a form allowing us to print your poem in our annual anthology, on our website, or in other publications.

Paper Entry Forms

If you prefer to mail your art or poetry entry, Paper Entry Forms for art and poetry entries are available here: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/center-for-environmental-literacy/river-of-words/contest-entry-forms-and-rules-in-english

Information
Choose all that apply
Submission Information
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.

Art cannot be uploaded and must be submitted via mail. After completing this form, you will recieve an email with a conformation number that must be included with your artwork. See top of the form for more instructions.

INDIVIDUAL ENTRY: If you created your entry all on your own, without an assignment or leadership, enter as an Individual.

GROUP ENTRY: If you created your entry as an assignment in school, a scout troop, or with any other group or organization with a teacher or leader, enter as a Group. All group Online Entry Forms MUST input identical School/Organization and Educator/Facilitator(s) information when submitting online.

Note: If not nominated, your artwork or poem will still be considered if it qualifies for a particular prize. Nominating your entry for a specific prize does not disqualify you for other prizes such as Poetry or Art Category winners or finalists
For Group Entries
Parent/Guardian Information