Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

River of Words: Poetry, Art, and Photo Contest

River of Words
This free international poetry and art contest on the theme of  “Watersheds” is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the place they live, and to express what they
discover in poetry and visual art. Rivers are a part of geology, and are a major force at work on the Earth's landscape. This is an announcement for Pebble Pups and Earth Science Scholars to consider entering.  The due date is December 1, 2012. Pebble Pup leader Steven Veatch will pick up all entries during the November Pebble Pup meeting and will mail all entries for pebble pup/Earth Science Scholars prior to the December 1 deadline. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2012.

State-level judging is done by Colorado writers and artists, and
poetry and visual art winners are recognized every spring at
our Student Literary Awards at the Denver Public Library and
published in our annual anthology.
About 100 poems and artworks are selected as U.S. and
international finalists each year. National and international poetry
submissions are judged by River of Words co-founders Robert
Hass, who served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995-1997, and
writer Pamela Michael. Art entries are judged by children’s book writer and illustrator, Thacher Hurd. Eight Grand Prize winners— four in poetry and four in art, in four different age categories—
are chosen from the U.S. entries. The Grand Prize and International winners win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to attend the award ceremony at the Library of Congress.
All winners receive ribbons, books and/or art supplies and other prizes.
Category I – Kindergarten-Grade 2
Category II – Grades 3-6
Category III – Grades 7-9
Category IV – Grades 10-12

A Special Colorado Water 2012 Photography Competition
Celebrate Water! All Colorado K-12 students are invited to submit photographs of Colorado water features to River of Words in 2012 to compete for additional prizes provided by Colorado Water
2012. All submitted photographs will be considered for this prize. Winning art will be displayed in the Governor’s office or other suitable location and published in a perfect-bound anthology. For complete contest guidelines, entry forms, and our free “Teaching the Poetry of Rivers” curriculum for grand/parents, teachers and childcare providers, authored by award-winning Colorado poet Kathryn Winograd, go to coloradohumanities.org and click on the word “Students” in the upper left side of the menu. For more information contact
Christine Goff
Program Coordinator
303.894.7951 x21

Welcome! This is the gateway to adventure and discovery

Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.