SYRCL Youth #ilovetheYuba Contest

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WHAT: The SYRCL Youth for the Yuba #ilovetheYuba Contest will celebrate the unique skills of our youth while showcasing their love of the Yuba and commitment to its preservation. Youth and teachers are invited to participate and share their talent with the community.

WHEN: Contest submissions are due in March.  Participants will receive award notification by April 1st.  The awards ceremony will be at the Youth for the Yuba Celebration Event

PARTICIPANT AGE GROUPS: Submissions will be judged by age groups based on K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.



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  • Submissions may be digital or traditional.
  • Using the #ilovetheyuba prompt show us what you love about the Yuba!

Mixed Media Art

  • Submissions may be any medium including painting, drawing, and ceramics.
  • Using the #ilovetheyuba prompt show us what you love about the Yuba!


  • Choose your favorite form of poetry.
  • Using the #ilovetheyuba prompt tell us what you love about the Yuba!


  • Any type of song, vocal, instrumental, etc.
  • Using the #ilovetheyuba prompt tell us what you love about the Yuba!

Essay-writing or Storytelling

  • K-4 – 1-4 paragraph essay
  • 5-8 – 5 paragraph essay
  • 9-12 – 500-750 word essay
  • What do you consider the greatest opportunity for the Yuba River Watershed? or Tell us a story at the Yuba Watershed.


Legacy_of_luna_coverWe’re offering great prizes including SYRCL gear, a personalized autographed book by Julia Butterfly Hill, and a chance to get your art showcased in the community!
Winning art will be showcased at Artworks Gallery in Grass Valley.
Winning music and writing will be showcased on KVMR 89.5.





Flo1All submissions should be mailed, e-mailed or dropped off at the SYRCL office.

Annika Alexander-Ozinskas, River Education Manager
313 Railroad Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-5961 ext. 218

Please include #ilovetheyuba Participation Form with your submission.

*Participant work is not required to include #ilovetheyuba.  This theme is to showcase how or why students love the Yuba.

Youth Environmentalist of the Year award will be presented to
the SYRCL youth with the greatest number of volunteer hours.

For more information contact Megan Learned, SYRCL’s River Education Manager, at or (530)265-5961 x218.