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1 GEORGIA introducing River of Words

2 River of Words Definition: an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.

3 River of Words (ROW) History was created by the former U.S. Poet Laureate, Robert Hass, who wanted students to learn more about their own environment. After explorations of their watershed, K-12 students create their poetry and art for the International River of Words competition. Winners are announced in April and all students receive a certificate for entering (you can brag about this certificate in your resume). National Grand Prize Winners (8 students annually) receive a trip to Washington DC where they are recognized at the Library of Congress. National winners and finalists have been selected from Georgia every year since 1997!

4 River of Words (ROW) In Georgia the River of Words Project is coordinated through the Georgia Center for the Book and Georgia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). After the international competition, students original poetry and art are entered in the State competition. National and State winners are recognized at the Georgia Awards Ceremony in May.

5 River of Words (ROW) Poetry and Art Journal these beautiful books highlight the creativity of the Georgia students who participated in the previous years contest and will be available upon request in January of the following year.

6 River of Words (ROW) ROW Exhibits winning ROW entries are duplicated and prepared for two large traveling display exhibits. One exhibit is available for checkout to schools, conferences, water festivals, parks, state buildings, etc. A second exhibit travels to libraries statewide from Athens to Waycross.

7 River of Words (ROW) Annual Deadline December 1 send all entries with completed forms to: (forms on Address: River of Words P.O. Box 4000 J Berkeley, California 94704 Phone: (510) 548-7636 Fax: (510) 548-2095 Email:

8 River of Words (ROW) Poetry Guidelines (Please visit http://www.stmarys- contest for complete contest rules) All poems must be original work. Written poetry must be either typed (preferred) or legibly written in ink (pencil does not photocopy). Poems should not exceed 32 lines in length (written). The student's name, school, city and state should be on the poem, and a completed Entry Form (individual or group) must be stapled back to back with each poem, with both the poem and entry form facing out. http://www.stmarys- contest

9 River of Words (ROW) Artwork guidelines (Please visit environmental-literacy/art-poetry-contest for complete contest rules) All artwork must be original work. We do not accept color photocopies. Artwork may not exceed 11" by 17" - no exceptions. Acceptable media are paint, pencil, markers, ink, crayon, chalk or pastel (fixed), photography, cloth, collage, woodcuts, linoleum block prints, silk screen, monoprints, lithographs and computer art. Photo entries must be at least 8" x 10". All entries must include the student's name, school, city, and state on the back. Do not use marking pen or anything that will show through. A completed entry form must also be affixed to the back of each piece of artwork. Please attach the entry form with tape or other fixative (if using glue, be careful to use one that will not run through and damage the artwork). Do not use paperclips. High-quality color reproductions of prize-winning artwork will be provided to their respective creators. Art entries must be done on paper that will allow for duplication, display, or framing. Please, no notebook or typing paper, and do not mat, mount, laminate, frame, or fold artwork. Entries must be mailed flat or rolled in a tube-no folding! environmental-literacy/art-poetry-contest

10 River of Words (ROW) WATER Fish, Lakes Clouding, Raining, Hailing Water helps you live Liquid Zach Hudson, grade 2 Matt Elementary, Cumming Teacher: Marsha Gravitt

11 River of Words (ROW) Art Entry Sample

12 River of Words (ROW)




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