"River of Words" Traveling Art & Poetry Display

See a traveling display of the Georgia winners of the annual "River of Words" contest. The River of Words Project is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the place they live. After studying a watershed in their own environment, students express, through poetry and art what they discover.

About 50 poems and artworks are selected as finalists each year in Georgia. These are on display in this traveling exhibit.

In Georgia poetry submissions are judged by the Georgia Center for the Book. Art entries are judged by artists and art enthusiasts from the GA Environmental Protection Division.

The contest is open to any child from 5-19 years of age. Older students must have not yet completed high school. There is no charge to enter.

Students may enter on their own, or as part of a group (classroom, Girl Scout troop, 4-H, etc.) but the entry forms are different and must be attached to the back each piece facing outward. The annual submission deadline is December 1. Go to http://gaprojectwet.org/gawet_row2.asp#ROW for more information.

Exhibit location through June 30: Clayton County Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro, GA. 30236; For directions, call 770 473 3850

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