RiverLink’s 10th Annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest

Connect to your watershed through art!

The Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest is open to preK-12 grade students and provides a unique way to connect to the French Broad River Watershed through art and writing. Local artists, RiverLink staff, and volunteers judge the art.

2017 Art and Poetry Contest Details

Theme: How are you connected to your watershed?

Click here to view this year’s flyer

The awards ceremony will be at 10:30 am Saturday, April 22, 2017 at RiverLink’s Earth Day Kid’s Festival at the Salvage Station. Selected submissions will be on display and there will be entertainment from 9 am – 2 pm. All family, friends, and teachers of the students participating are welcome and encouraged to attend this fun, free, family-friendly event!

After the Earth Day Kid’s Festival, businesses in the French Broad River Watershed will display submissions. Look for student art at:

Blue Ridge Biscuit Company, 601 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

The Dripolator Coffeehouse221 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Green Sage Cafe Westgate70 Westgate Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28806

PennyCup Coffee Co362 Depot St, Asheville, NC 28801

Ultra Coffeebar242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Warehouse Studios and RiverLink Offices, 170 Lyman St, Asheville, NC 28801

Zuma Coffeehouse7 N Main St, Marshall, NC 28753

Local artists and writers award prizes to students of each age group based on originality, connection to the theme, design and composition, and skill. This year’s judges are:

John Mackah, judging 2D Art

Joseph Ransmeier, judging 3D ArtA past Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest entry from C. Shields, a 2nd grade student

Olga Dorenko, judging 2D Art

Pam Granger Gale, judging 2D Art

Shelley Schenker, judging 2D Art

Tommy Hays, judging Poetry and Writing

Prizes for winning works have been generously donated by these businesses:

Asheville Museum of Science

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Adventure Center of Asheville

ENO

Fired Up! Creative Lounge

Friends of the WNC Nature Center

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe

No Taste Like Home

Zen Tubing

Thank you for all the 2017 submissions! We will update the website with winners and further details regarding hanging artwork as we have them.

2017 Contest Guidelines

2017 Submission Form

For more information or to get involved with Voices of the River, please contact Micaela Hyams, RiverLink Education Coordinator, at (828) 252-8474 x 18 or education@riverlink.org.

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10:00 am Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
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11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
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10:00 am Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
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