2010 Student Literary Awards

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Colorado students were honored at the seventh annual Student Literary Awards at the Denver Public Library on Thursday, May 6th 2010. The winning students, surrounded by parents, family members, teachers and educators from across the state, were recognized for their literary or artistic achievements in two national competitions presented by the Library of Congress:

Letters About Literature participants write a personal letter to an author about how their book changed their perspective on the world.

River of Words contestants create art and poetry about the role of watersheds and the environment in our lives. To view the 2010 River of Words artwork winner, please click here.

Colorado Humanities and its program department, Colorado Center for the Book, administer the program at the state level. "This year's increased participation shows we're offering K-12 programs that challenge the creativity and critical thinking skills of young people," said Josephine Jones, Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book Director of Programs. "The quality of work submitted continues to improve in each year of the competition."

Awards for winners in the River of Words competition will be presented by Colorado's River of Words judge Justice Gregory Hobbs. Linda Ashman, noted speaker and winner of a Colorado Book Award for her children's books, will present honors to the winners in the Letters About Literature competition.

To view the 2010 Student Literary Awards Photo Gallery on Flickr, please click here.