GA River of Words
The River of Words Project is a FREE program designed to help K-12 students understand their sense of place by studying a watershed in their own environment then expressing what they discover through poetry and art. The art and poetry can then be entered into a state-wide contest.
Georgia entries are judged by the Georgia Center for the Book and by the GA Environmental Protection Division.
About 50 poems and artworks are selected as winners each year in Georgia. We celebrate with the student winners, their families and teachers in an awards ceremony held in Decatur each spring.
The ROW Journal, a full-color printed booklet, is produced to showcase Georgia honorees. The winning works are also reproduced to become part of a traveling exhibit, hosted by the Georgia Center for the Book, which moves to libraries throughout the state. Another exhibit is also available for checkout to schools, nature centers, and other educational facilities. All original artwork and poetry from Georgia participants is returned to the students.
Visit the Galleries of Georgia River of Words Winners by Year.