Online Student Entry Form

2020 River of Words

Student and Facilitator Online forms are currently closed.

We will start accepting entries for 2020 ROW on September 1st, 2019. 

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Don't forget! 2019 River of Words Watershed Festival will be held at Saint Mary's College of California on April 13th, 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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

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: