Call for Entries: Honoring Our Rivers Student Anthology

Nature is a source of inspiration for all, especially children. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade and undergraduates are invited to submit their original artwork for the 2016 Honoring our Rivers Student Anthology. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2016. Work can be submitted directly on the project website or through a form.

The Honoring our Rivers Student Anthology helps create the next generation of conservation leaders by connecting students to their watersheds through writing and artwork.  Educators and river enthusiasts founded the program in 2000 to support outdoor education and bringing environmental education into the classroom. It is a project of the Willamette Partnership, produced through the coordination of volunteers, individuals and foundations.

The project fosters a sense of place among educators and students, and encourages them to reflect on their relationship to the environment through art and literary activities. The project is Oregon’s only state-wide collection of student writing and artwork focused on rivers and watersheds, inspiring students to think about integrating artistic, educational and environmental goals.

The Port of Portland has provided ongoing support of the anthology for over four years. And, this year the Port is offering a special prize of a jetboat tour to coincide with our 125th Anniversary! Every submission will be entered into a raffle, and winners will be notified before the publication date in April. The date of the tour will be after publication, date to be determined.

The Port of Portland is proud to provide ongoing support to this project. The 2016 edition will feature health benefits of nature and the importance of environmental education opportunities. For more information please email:

Artwork above: Cold Clear Rocky Water, Tyson Smith, Grade 2