Welcome to Colorado Humanities Online Submission Manager.  


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¡Todo comienza aquí, con USTED! Esta es una convocatoria para participar en la Muestra Estudiantil Water '22, abierta a todos los estudiantes de K-12, de 5 a 19 años, en todo Colorado. Esta muestra estudiantil gratuita está diseñada para ayudar a los jóvenes a conectar con el valor del agua en la vida diaria y en el mundo natural y construido que les rodea, fomentar el pensamiento crítico y enfatizar el papel crucial que desempeñarán los jóvenes como futuros líderes del agua que pueden ayudar a identificar soluciones para la sostenibilidad del agua. El plazo de presentación es el 7 de octubre de 2022 a las 23:59.

Utilizando el medio que más te interese, te invitamos a crear una obra que refleje un lugar, cosa o actividad que aprecies dentro de tu cuenca hidrográfica o fluvial, relacionada con el agua. Este lugar, cosa o actividad puede ser un parque favorito, una población de animales que viva en el barrio, una afición, un elemento del paisaje o un negocio local que dependa del agua, por nombrar algunos. También debe incluir un párrafo (de hasta 300 palabras) que explique la relación entre su trabajo y los siguientes objetivos de aprendizaje.

Los participantes presentarán sus trabajos para la Muestra de Estudiantes Water '22 en el portal en línea. Aceptamos presentaciones en inglés o español.

Artistas, escritores y profesionales del agua notables de Colorado juzgarán los trabajos presentados. Los cuatro mejores estudiantes recibirán premios en efectivo que van desde $ 250 a $ 2,000 según su demostración de pasión y creatividad otorgada por los jueces. Los mejores participantes de cada división de edad recibirán una tarjeta de regalo, una invitación para reunirse con líderes del gobierno estatal y de la industria del agua en el Capitolio estatal en enero de 2023, y su trabajo se exhibirá en el sitio web de Water. . 22, www.water22.org, y en lugares de todo el estado, como centros de agua, bibliotecas, museos y edificios del gobierno estatal. Y, los maestros que ayuden a los estudiantes participarán en un sorteo para ganar uno de los dos premios en efectivo de $250. Todos los participantes recibirán un certificado digital.

Para más información, por favor visite water22.org/youth-engagement y envíe sus preguntas a cailyn@wateredco.org.


Objetivos de aprendizaje

Conexión: El agua nos conecta a todos.

El alumno es capaz de demostrar cómo su lugar, cosa o actividad preferida está conectada con el agua y se vincula con otros a través de una conexión compartida con el agua - requerido para los grados K-12.

La sostenibilidad: Pensar en el pasado, en el presente y en el futuro.

El alumno es capaz de describir un riesgo/preocupación potencial y una solución que garantice que su lugar, cosa o actividad apreciada se mantenga para que la aprecien las generaciones futuras - requerido para los Grados 3-12.


¿Qué es una cuenca hidrográfica?

Una cuenca fluvial, también conocida como cuenca de drenaje, es un área de tierra en la que las precipitaciones y el deshielo se acumulan y drenan en un flujo de salida más grande y compartido, como un río importante, un océano o un lago. Las principales cuencas fluviales de Colorado abarcan áreas geográficas grandes y diversas y están compuestas por muchas comunidades y culturas diferentes, lo que hace que cada cuenca sea única. Una cuenca fluvial principal puede dividirse en cuencas más pequeñas, es decir, zonas de tierra que drenan a arroyos o riachuelos que desembocan en el río mayor como afluentes. Por ejemplo, las cuencas de Animas, Piedra y San Miguel son sólo algunas de las cuencas más pequeñas que componen la cuenca del río San Juan/Dolores (o suroeste) de Colorado. Bear Creek, Boulder Creek y el río Cache La Poudre son sólo algunas de las cuencas más pequeñas de la cuenca del río South Platte.

¡Todo el mundo vive en una cuenca hidrográfica! Aunque no vivas junto a un río o un arroyo, la tierra en la que vives y juegas acaba desembocando en un arroyo, un lago o un río importante. La gente suele conectar con el agua a nivel de cuenca porque es una escala personal y más íntima. Pensando en esta escala, ¿cómo te conectas con el agua en tu casa, en tu barrio o en los lugares donde te diviertes?

Colorado tiene ocho grandes cuencas fluviales: Arkansas, South Platte, North Platte, Yampa/White/Green, Colorado, Gunnison, Río Grande y San Juan/Dolores/San Miguel. Para esta muestra estudiantil, identificamos una novena área, el área metropolitana de Denver, que forma parte de la cuenca del río South Platte.


Encuentre mi cuenca hidrográfica

¿Todavía no sabe en qué cuenca hidrográfica vive? Esta sección es para ti. Estudiantes, puedes pedir ayuda a vuestros padres o profesores si tienes problemas. 

Para encontrar su cuenca fluvial, haga clic primero en este mapa interactivo de la Colorado Water Conservation Board.

  1. En el menú superior, justo debajo del logotipo del CWCB, haga clic en "Location Tools"
  2. Haga clic en el botón "Zoom to Address"
  3. Introduzca la dirección de su casa o escuela y busque.
  4. Mira en qué cuenca fluvial cayó tu alfiler: ¡esa es tu cuenca fluvial! (Nota: es posible que tengas que alejar el zoom para ver el nombre de la cuenca)


Divisiones de edad

*La división de edad para las presentaciones se determina por el nivel de grado del estudiante recientemente completado o que asiste actualmente

Kindergarten-2 grado

Grados 3-5

Grados 6-8

Grados 9-12


Categorías

Escritura creativa (es decir, poesía, letras escritas, relatos cortos, guiones, etc.)

Escritura crítica.

Diseño gráfico, arte digital y arquitectura.

Pintura y dibujo.

Fotografía y cine.

Modelado e ingeniería.

Multimedia.

Música y artes escénicas.

Escultura y cerámica.

Miscelánea (moda y otros).


Cada estudiante debe

  • Mencionar su nivel de grado (vea las reglas del concurso más abajo)
  • Escoger una categoría
  • Presentar una (1) obra creada (ver bases del concurso más abajo)
  • Identificar su cuenca hidrográfica de la siguiente lista: Arkansas, Colorado, Gunnison, North Platte, Rio Grande, San Juan/Dolores/San Miguel (Suroeste), Sur Platte Metro, South Platte Non-Metro, Yampa/White/Green
  • Incluir un párrafo (de hasta 300 palabras) en el que se explique la relación entre el trabajo presentado y los objetivos de aprendizaje requeridos).


Cronología de la muestra de estudiantes

7 de octubre es la fecha límite para la presentación de trabajos.

14 de noviembre se notificará a los estudiantes que hayan realizado los mejores trabajos y solicitar el seguimiento que corresponda (por ejemplo: videoclips, objetos físicos para exponer o actuaciones en persona)

noviembre de 2022 - diciembre de 2023 Exponer el trabajo de los estudiantes en todo el estado a través de varias plataformas y lugares en línea; algunos ejemplos pueden ser las bibliotecas locales, las escuelas, las oficinas gubernamentales locales y estatales, los edificios de colegios y universidades, los festivales de libros y películas, los museos de arte, las conferencias sobre el agua o las publicaciones relacionadas con el agua.


Normas y directrices

  1. El concurso está abierto a los estudiantes de los grados K a 12, de 5 a 19 años. Las entradas para estudiantes de los grados K a 5 deben ser presentados por un padre, tutor, educador o facilitador.
    1. La división de edad para las presentaciones se determina por el nivel de grado del estudiante recientemente completado o que asiste actualmente.
    2. Si se presenta un trabajo creado por un grupo con varios niveles de grado que contribuyen y presentan un solo trabajo, presente el trabajo a la división de edad del miembro del grupo en el nivel de grado más alto.
  2. Los estudiantes sólo pueden presentar una obra por división de edad y por categoría.
    1. La misma obra no podrá presentarse a más de una categoría.
  3. Todas las inscripciones deben presentarse a través del portal en línea.
  4. Las representaciones o trabajos que incluyan movimiento (por ejemplo, arte de performance, soluciones de ingeniería, etc.) deben presentarse en forma de vídeo.
    1. La música puede presentarse en forma de grabación de vídeo o de audio.
    2. Tras la evaluación, se podrá solicitar a los mejores trabajos que actúen o hagan una demostración en persona.
  5. Las obras de arte físicas deben ser capturadas y presentadas en forma de fotografía o escaneo.
    1. Los objetos tridimensionales (por ejemplo, la cerámica, la escultura, el modelado, etc.) deben capturarse con un breve vídeo o fotografías desde múltiples ángulos que muestren toda la pieza en detalle.
    2. Tras el fallo, se podrá solicitar el envío o la entrega de las mejores piezas físicas a un lugar para su exposición.
  6. Los envíos de escritos tienen un límite de palabras de 500 a 3.000 palabras (sin incluir las obras citadas).
  7. Las poesías escritas no deben superar los 32 versos o los 3 minutos firmados (ASL) y deben presentarse en la categoría de Escritura Creativa. Las actuaciones de poesía (Slam poetry, rap, etc.) deben presentarse en la categoría de Música e Interpretación.
  8. Los archivos de imagen deben tener una resolución de 300 dpi y no exceder un tamaño de archivo de 5 MB.
  9. Los archivos de vídeo y audio no deben durar más de 5 minutos ni exceder un tamaño de archivo de 350 MB.
  10. Se aceptarán presentaciones en inglés y en español.
  11. Los premios en efectivo se distribuyen de la siguiente manera entre las cuatro mejores presentaciones de los estudiantes: Gran premio $2.000, 1er $1.000, 2do $500, 3ro $250
  12. Para que un maestro participe en el sorteo de $250, los estudiantes deben enviar su nombre como Ayudante Adulto en el formulario de envío.
  13. Todos los trabajos deben ser originales.
  14. FECHA LÍMITE: Todas las inscripciones deben presentarse antes del 7 de octubre de 2022, a las 23:59 horas.
  15. Las mejores propuestas se anunciarán en noviembre de 2022.

Todos los participantes en la Muestra ceden los derechos de uso de las obras artísticas a Water '22 y a sus socios.

Haga clic aquí para ver la rúbrica de la Exhibición de Estudiantes de Water '22. Para obtener más información, visite water22.org/youth-engagement

¿Tiene alguna pregunta? Consulte nuestro documento de preguntas frecuentes para encontrar su respuesta o envíe un correo electrónico cailyn@wateredco.org.


Recursos adicionales

¿Buscas actividades que despierten la creatividad? Pruebe una actividad u hojee los recursos del plan de estudios Enseñanza de la poesía de los ríos, elaborado por Colorado Humanities y escrito por Kathryn Winograd, poeta de Colorado y jueza de Escritura Creativa para la Muestra Estudiantil Water '22.

¿Tiene preguntas? Consulte nuestra lista de Preguntas Frecuentes para obtener ayuda.

¿No está seguro de en qué cuenca del río vive? Siga las instrucciones en nuestro documento Encuentre mi cuenca hidrográfica.

¿Tiene curiosidad por saber cómo se evaluarán sus envíos? Lea la rúbrica de La Muestra de Estudiantes Water '22.


Para comenzar, ingrese la dirección de la escuela o institución. Si es educado en el hogar, ingrese la dirección de la casa.


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It all starts here, with YOU! This is a call for submissions to the Water ’22 Student Showcase, open to all K-12 students, ages 5-19, throughout Colorado. This free Student Showcase is designed to help young people connect with the value of water in daily life and the natural and built world around them, encourage critical thinking, and emphasize the crucial role young people play as water leaders who can help identify solutions for water sustainability. The deadline for submissions is October 7, 2022, at 11:59 PM.

Using whichever medium interests you most, we invite you to create a work that reflects a place, thing, or activity you cherish within your watershed, or river basin, connected to water. This place, thing, or activity could be a favorite park, an animal population that lives in the neighborhood, a hobby, a landscape feature, or a local business that is dependent on water, to name a few. You must also include a paragraph (up to 300 words) explaining the relationship between their work and the following learning objectives.

Entrants will submit their work for the Water ’22 Student Showcase via the online portal. We accept submissions in English or Spanish.

Notable Colorado artists, writers, and water professionals will judge submitted work. Four students across all Categories will receive cash awards ranging from $250-$2,000 based upon their demonstration of passion and creativity as awarded by the judges. The top entrants from each Age Division will receive a gift card, an invitation to meet state government and water sector leaders at the state Capitol in January 2023, and have their works showcased on the Water ’22 website, www.water22.org, and in venues across the state such as water centers, libraries, museums, and state government buildings. And, teachers who assist students will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $250 cash prizes.  All entrants will receive a digital certificate.

For more information, please visit water22.org/youth-engagement. Send questions to cailyn@wateredco.org.


Learning Objectives

Connection: Water connects us all.

The student is able to demonstrate how their cherished place, thing, or activity is connected to water and links the student to others through a shared connection with water - required for Grades K-12.

Sustainability: Think upstream and downstream, past, present, and future.

The student is able to describe/depict a potential risk/concern and solution that ensures their cherished place, thing, or activity is sustained for future generations to appreciate - required for Grades 3-12.


What is a River Basin?

A river basin, also known as a drainage basin, is an area of land where rainfall and snowmelt collect and drain into a larger, shared outflow such as a major river, ocean, or lake. The major river basins within Colorado span large, diverse geographic areas and are comprised of many different communities and cultures, making each basin unique. A major river basin can be divided into smaller watersheds - areas of land that drain to creeks or streams that flow into the larger river as tributaries. For example, the Animas, Piedra, and San Miguel watersheds are just a few smaller watersheds that makeup Colorado’s San Juan/Dolores (or Southwest) river basin. Bear Creek, Boulder Creek, and the Cache La Poudre River are just a few of the smaller watersheds in the South Platte river basin.

Everyone lives in a river basin! Even if you don’t live next to a river or stream, the land you live and play on eventually drains into a stream, lake, or major river. People often connect with water at the watershed level because it is a personal, more intimate scale. Thinking at this scale, how do you connect to water in your home, neighborhood, or the places you recreate?

Colorado has eight major river basins: Arkansas, South Platte, North Platte, Yampa/White/Green, Colorado, Gunnison, Rio Grande, and San Juan/Dolores/San Miguel. For this Student Showcase, we identify a ninth area, the Denver Metropolitan area, which is part of the South Platte River Basin. Not sure which river basin you live in? Check out the Find My River Basin section below.


Find my River Basin

Not sure which River Basin you live in? This section is for you! Students, you may want to ask a parent or teacher for help if you are having trouble.

To find your River Basin, click first on this interactive map from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

  1. Under the top menu, right under the CWCB logo, click on "Location Tools"
  2. Click on the "Zoom to Address" button
  3. Enter your home or school address and search
  4. Look to see in which River Basin your pin dropped - that is your River Basin! (Note: you may need to zoom out to see the River Basin name)


Age Divisions

*Age Division for submissions is determined by the student's grade level recently completed or currently attending

Kindergarten-Grade 2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12


Categories

Creative Writing (i.e., poetry, written lyrics, short stories, script, etc.)

Critical Writing

Graphic design, Digital art & Architecture

Painting & Drawing

Photography & Film

Modeling & Engineering

Multimedia

Music & Performance Arts

Sculpture & Ceramics

Miscellaneous (fashion, and other)


Each student is required to

  • Declare Grade Level (see contest rules below)
  • Declare Category
  • Submit one (1) created work (see contest rules below)
  • State their river basin from the following list: Arkansas, Colorado, Gunnison, North Platte, Rio Grande, San Juan/Dolores/San Miguel (Southwest), South Platte Metro, South Platte Non-Metro, Yampa/White/Green
  • Include a paragraph (up to 300 words) explaining the relationship between the submitted work and the required learning objective(s).


Timeline of Student Showcase

October 7 Deadline for submissions

November 14 Notify students who produced top work and request follow-up as appropriate (e.g., video clips, physical items for display, or in-person performances)

November 2022 through December 2023 Showcase student work across the state through various online platforms and venues - examples may include local libraries, schools, local and state government offices, college and university buildings, book & film festivals, art museums, water conferences, or water-related publications.


Rules & Guidelines

  1. The contest is open to K–12th-grade students, ages 5–19. Entries for K–5th-grade students must be submitted by a parent, guardian, educator, or facilitator.
    1. Age Division for submissions is determined by the student's grade level recently completed or currently attending.
    2. If submitting an entry created by a group with multiple grade levels contributing to and submitting a single work, submit the work to the Age Division of the group member in the highest grade level.
  2. Students may enter only one work per Age Division per Category.
    1. The same work may not be submitted to more than one category.
  3. All entries must be submitted through the online portal.
  4. Performances or works that include motion (e.g., Performance art, engineering solutions, etc.) must be submitted as a video.
    1. Music may be submitted as a video or audio recording.
    2. Following judging, top submissions may be requested to perform or demonstrate in person.
  5. Physical art pieces should be captured and submitted as photographs or scans.
    1. Three-dimensional objects (e.g., pottery, sculpture, modeling, etc.) should be captured with a brief video or photographs from multiple angles that show the entire piece in detail.
    2. Following judging, top submissions of physical pieces may be requested to be sent or delivered to a location for display.
  6. Writing submissions have a word limit of 500-3,000 words (not including works cited).
  7. Written poetry must not exceed 32 lines in length or 3 minutes signed (ASL) and be submitted to the Creative Writing Category. Poetry performances (Slam poetry, rapping, etc.) should be submitted to the Music & Performance category.
  8. Image files should have a resolution of 300 dpi and not exceed a file size of 5 MB.
  9. Video and audio files should not exceed 5 minutes in length or exceed a file size of 350 MB.
  10. English and Spanish submissions will be accepted.
  11. Cash Awards are distributed as follows to the top four student submissions: Grand Prize $2,000, 1st $1,000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250
  12. For a teacher to be entered into the $250 drawing, student(s) must submit their name as the Adult Helper on the submission form.
  13. All work must be original.
  14. DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted by October 7, 2022, at 11:59 PM.
  15. Top submissions will be announced in November 2022.

All Showcase entrants confer rights to the use of artistic work by Water ’22 and partners.Click here to view the rubric for the Water ‘22 Student Showcase. For more information, please visit water22.org/youth-engagement.

Have a question? View our FAQ document to find your answer or email cailyn@wateredco.org.


Additional Resources

Looking for activities that spark creativity? Try an activity or skim through resources in the Teaching the Poetry of Rivers Curriculum, sourced by Colorado Humanities and written by Kathryn Winograd - Colorado poet and Creative Writing Judge for the Water '22 Student Showcase.

Have questions? Check out our list of FAQs for help.

Not sure which river basin you live in? Follow the instructions on our Find my River Basin document.

Curious how your submission(s) will be judged? Read through the Water ’22 Student Showcase Rubric.

To start, enter the address of the school or institution address. If homeschooled, enter the home address.


To start, enter the address of the school or institution address. If homeschooled, enter the home address. 

Please complete the Final Report and submit by no later than the due date shown in your grant contract.

Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book’s Book Awards Advisory Committee assigns selectors and judges to create panels of diverse readers (e.g., scholars, librarians, booksellers, teachers, and writers) from across the state. Participating as a selector or judge provides you with an opportunity to see firsthand what leading members of Colorado’s book community are creating in a category. 

The Book Awards judging process has two parts:

Selection of finalists typically begins in early February and is completed early April.

Judging of finalists typically begins early April and is completed by mid-May.

Selectors help choose three finalist books in a given Colorado Book Award category in a three-member committee using a rubric we provide. The number of books assigned to a selector varies based on the number of entries submitted in each category. Selectors read all books submitted in their assigned category. If selectors cannot come to agreement, final overall scores will be used in determining a finalist.

Judges help choose a Colorado Book Award winner in a three-member committee using a rubric we provide. During the month of March, the committee reads and assesses finalists in each category to select a winner in each category. If judges cannot come to agreement, final overall scores will be used in determining a winner.

Selectors and judges do not receive compensation for serving but will receive a complimentary ticket to the Colorado Book Awards celebration for the year they select or judge and may keep the books they review. 

There is no limit to how many years a selector or judge may serve on a committee; however, selectors and judges may not be asked to serve in consecutive award years on the same category committee. An individual may serve as both a selector and judge in any given awards year, provided s/he adjudicates different categories. In the spirit of community, efforts will be made to accommodate all who wish to volunteer.

A facilitator may be appointed to the category by the Colorado Book Awards Advisory Committee to lead the category committee. The facilitator is asked to guide selectors and judges through the process and to lead the committee discussions. In lieu of a facilitator, the Colorado Book Awards program coordinator will serve in this role. Selectors and judges are asked to come prepared to both contribute and listen in a civil discussion, demonstrating respect for fellow selectors, judges, authors, and publishers. The information about books entered, the adjudication process, and all discussions about entries are considered strictly confidential.

Selectors and Judges will be provided hard copies of all entries, but if an emergency arises, we will give access to a PDF version of the book. To review such digital books, aside from having a verified email address, you will need Internet access and a computer, iPad, Nook, Kindle, or other e-reader that handles a PDF file format. When you are assigned as a selector or judge, you will receive additional information and training on how to access and use our online Submittable portal.

If you have any additional questions please email info@coloradohumanities.org.


If you are interested in booking one of our Speakers Bureau presenters, please complete the following application at least 8 weeks prior to your desired event date. Our speakers include 2020, 2021, and 2022 Colorado Book Awards finalists and winners. They can read from their work, lecture, lead workshops, or join book club discussions about their work. Please visit https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/ccftb-speakers-bureau/ for a complete list.

Our mission at the Colorado Center for the Book is to encourage a love of reading and books among people of all ages through diverse cultural activities. For more information, contact Mary Hickey, 303.894.7951 x19, mary@coloradohumanities.org.

Thank you for entering the Colorado Book Awards. Your book must have been published for the first time in 2022, and a primary contributor to the book must be a current Colorado resident engaged in ongoing literary work in the state, or with a personal history, identity, and literary work that reflect a strong Colorado influence.

Exceptions are made for books published in October, November, or December 2021. Reprinted editions or books previously published in another form do not qualify. Independently published work is welcome. All submitted books must have a printed ISBN, and we strongly recommend that books be professionally edited. The entry fee is $53.00.

1. Complete the online form.  

2. At the end of the online form, where it says "Add files," please attach:       

    a.  a 300 dpi jpeg (.jpg) of your book's front cover       

    b.  a 300 dpi jpeg of author/contributor headshot        

    c.  a 300 dpi jpeg of author/contributor selfie with book   

3. Click the "submit" button to upload your files.    

4. Enter your payment information.    

5. Mail seven copies of your book to Colorado Humanities & Center  for the Book, 7935 E Prentice Avenue, Suite 450, Greenwood Village, CO  80111, postmarked by January 9, 2023.    

Please contact mary@coloradohumanities.org with any questions.

Thank you for entering the Colorado Book Awards. Your book must have been published for the first time in 2022, and a primary contributor to the book must be a current Colorado resident engaged in ongoing literary work in the state, or with a personal history, identity, and literary work that reflect a strong Colorado influence.

Exceptions are made for books published in October, November, or December 2021. Reprinted editions or books previously published in another form do not qualify. Independently published work is welcome. All submitted books must have a printed ISBN, and we strongly recommend that books be professionally edited.

1. Complete the online form.

2. At the end of the online form, where it says "Add files," please attach:

a.  a 300 dpi jpeg (.jpg) of your book's front cover

b.  a 300 dpi jpeg of author/contributor headshot

c.  a 300 dpi jpeg of author/contributor selfie with book

3. Click the "submit" button to upload your files.

4. Enter your payment information.

5. Mail seven copies of your book to Colorado Humanities & Center  for the Book, 7935 E Prentice Avenue, Suite 450, Greenwood Village, CO  80111, postmarked by January 9, 2023.

6. Mail a check for $53.00 payable to Colorado Humanities to the address above; the amount of the check should be $53.00 times the number of entries submitted. PLEASE INCLUDE THE TITLE OF YOUR BOOK(S) ON THE CHECK FOR WHICH YOU ARE  SUBMITTING so we can accurately attribute your payment to your entry.


Please contact Mary Hickey at mary@coloradohumanities.org or 303.894.7951 x19 with any questions.

Colorado Humanities