Salem, OR, January 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Publishers of an upcoming student anthology that is focused upon the Willamette River Basin are asking students of all ages to submit literature and artwork for publication in this unique book. The project, a partnership between the Eugene Water & Electric Board, Wildwood/Mahonia, Portland General Electric, SOLV, The Freshwater Trust, Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative, The Willamette Partnership and valley educators, is designed to nurture respect and appreciation for the Willamette river system that connects all basin inhabitants and to provide a showcase for student writings.
Any student, kindergarten through college, is eligible to submit their literature and artwork. Selected entries will be published in the Anthology alongside esteemed invited Oregon writers. The authors of published pieces will receive a free copy of the anthology and a chance to be featured in upcoming events.
Submissions should focus on the relationship between people and the Willamette Watershed--the waters, weather, land, plants, animals and habitats that make up this beautiful and fragile river system. “Literature” is broadly defined to include fiction, poetry and essays in any area of study, including history, science, philosophy or the arts. Students may also write about experiences participating in a restoration or clean up effort. Black and white photos and drawings are encouraged, both as separate submissions or as aids in clarifying and supporting written work.
There is a special section of the anthology entitled “A River Has Many Voices” that is exclusively for entries submitted in foreign languages. In past anthologies, entries in Chinese and Japanese were submitted. For the coming year, publishers wish to expand this section by encouraging submissions from all languages spoken in the Willamette Watershed. Translations must be provided.
Applications and entries must be sent no later than February 28, 2010 to: Honoring Our River 4985 Battlecreek Rd. SE #200 Salem, Oregon 97302. For more information or to order a toolkit, free copy of the anthology, or an application form, please call Briana Pierce at (503) 585-8789, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: http://www.honoringourriver.org.