And the winners of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten are …


Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book River of Words Student Poetry and Art Contest

A poetry and art competition for students on the theme of watersheds and the environment 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

Winners of River of Words are published in the annual Student Literary Awards Anthology and receive prizes from local businesses. River of Words winners are also published in the Colorado Foundation for Water Education publication, Headwaters.

Please click here to download contest information and entry forms. Contest ends February 1st 2017. 


Letters About Literature

For this contest students are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and then to write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. If you are in grades 4-12, you are eligible to enter the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest. You do not have to enter through a class. You can enter on your own. Here are the Guidelines and Entry Coupon: Guidelines and Entry Coupon Entries are accepted starting November 2, 2016 and there are grades 9 through 12 must have their entries submitted by December 2, 2016.