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River of Words® IOWA Environmental Poetry and Art Exhibition 2008

August 30 - September 21, 2008

2008 Iowa Winner, Grades K-3, Addeline Kelley, age 7, Fishing for Dinner, Sioux City, Iowa.
Every year, River of Words® conducts an international poetry and art contest for children aged 5 to 19 in grades K-12, in affiliation with The Library of Congress Center for the Book. This free contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the place they live, and to express what they discover through poetry and art. Entries not chosen as finalists or grand prize winners in the international contest are returned to IOWATER, where they are judged in a statewide IOWA River of Words competition.

The IOWATER Volunteer Water Monitoring Program of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources coordinates the IOWA Competition of the River of Words® Environmental Poetry and Art competition. This year, over 350 students from Iowa entered the contest. Because of the large number of quality Iowa entries, we have decided to accept the generous offer of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art to host a juried River of Words® IOWA Environmental Poetry and Art Exhibit. This exhibit will be held August 30 through September 21 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in the Carnegie Library.





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