PORTLAND — Honoring Our Rivers, a project of the Portland-based conservation nonprofit Willamette Partnership, is accepting student submissions of art, photography, poetry, and writing, including works in foreign languages for the upcoming edition of its publication. Entries should reflect the student’s connection to rivers or their watershed.
This is a unique opportunity for students (kindergarten through college) to be published alongside regional professional authors and artists. Past anthologies have included works by Barry Lopez, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paulann Petersen, Charles Finn, Ana Maria Spagna, and Lillian Pitt. The anthology is distributed across the state of Oregon to libraries, partner organizations, and participating families and schools, and celebrated with a popular student reading at Powell’s City of Books.
The upcoming edition of the student anthology will also include a featured section dedicated to celebrating the different tribes of the Pacific Northwest and their connections to rivers. The intention of this theme is to increase awareness and appreciation of Native culture, history, language, and arts, particularly as they relate to Pacific Northwest Rivers and watersheds, through student art and creative writing.
Sponsors’ logos are featured in the printed publication and on the Honoring Our Rivers website. If your business or organization would like to support this project by becoming a sponsor, please contact the project coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.