Announcing the 2017 Skipping Stones Youth Honor Award Winners

Check out our list of Winners here. Congratulations to our talented young writers and artists!


Announcing the 2018 


 Skipping Stones Magazine and the Asian Celebration invite your best Nature Haikus by Feb. 9th, 2018

The Haiku entries should be ready for display in the exhibit Room. Use either 11 x 17 or 8.5 x 11 paper and feel free to include your own Nature art to illustrate the Haiku. Selected entries will be displayed in the exhibit hall during the 2018 Asian Celebration Weekend. All entries will also be considered for publication in Skipping Stones.

Please read the following guidelines for entering the contest.

 2017 Multicultural and Nature Book Reviews Released

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SUMMER 2017 ISSUE Features:

Skipping Stones  announces  The 2017 Youth Honor Awards Program!

We invite your best creations on one or more of these themes: Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation

(Traditions and Celebrations * Diversity and Tolerance * International/Intercultural Experiences * Dreams and Visions * Youth Activism * Family and Society * Nature and Environment * Energy and Conservation * Peace, Justice and Equality)

The Youth Honor Awards recognize creative and artistic works by young people that promote multicultural, international and nature awareness. You might like to read the Youth Honor Award winning entries in our recent issues before submitting your entries for the 2017 Youth Awards.

Please see our 2017 Youth Honor Award Guidelines

The winning entries will be featured in our Autumn 2017 issue.

We Are Neighbors, May 12, 2017

You are invited to an upcoming photography exhibit, We Are Neighbors celebrating immigrants living in Lane County, organized by the Springfield-Eugene SURJ (Showing Up for Justice) chapter, in collaboration with Community Alliance of Lane County. The event is also co-sponsored by Skipping Stones Multicultural Literary Magazine.

The exhibit, featuring photographs from the original collection first presented by CALC in 1996 as well as eight new photographs, representing individuals from six countries, will be at the Springfield Museum, 590 Main Street, Springfield OR, from May 2 through the month of June.

Our official opening night will be Friday, May 12, from 5 – 8 p.m.—this is also the night of the Springfield Friday Art Walk. Music and poetry will be part of our celebration at the Museum that evening. We hope to see you there!


Annual Multicultural Children’s Art Exhibition & Contest, a juried international show cosponsored by Skipping Stones, invites original art from youth, 18 and under, on the theme: Myths, Legends and Tales of the World: Storytelling in drawings, paintings and mixed-media works. The exhibit will be on display at the Eugene Public Library (Oregon, USA) from Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 2017 and online. Submission deadline: Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Visit:  or, e-mail, for details.

October 1, 2016
Our latest issue, Vol. 28, no. 4, features the 2016 Youth Honor Awards.

**  Nicole Chan, 16, Natalie Chan, 14, Andrew Sun, 14, and Adrian Sun, 12, Hong Kong 

**  Students of Na‘au Learning Center, Hawai‘i 

**  The Hemnani Siblings: Tarun, 7, Nadia, 9, and Anoushka, 12, Hong Kong 

**  Heream Yang, 17, Texas and Axlent Kong, 17, California 

**  Students of A Plus Tutoring, Illinois

**  Miranda Sun, 16, Illinois  and Allison Chen, 17, Arizona 

*   Alexandra Isbell, 12, Netherlands 

*   Eric C. Xu, 15, Ohio (see the cover art)

*   Nicole Tota, 17, New Jersey

*   Indre Zalepuga, 17, Florida 

                                                                       Note:  ** Indicate Group or Joint Winners

Many Noteworthy Entries will also be published in our upcoming issue, Vol. 29, no. 1, which will be ready December 20, 2016.

Sept. 2, 2015

Our first issue of 2016 (Vol. 28, no. 1) will feature a special section on World Religions and Spiritual Traditions as Salt Lake City, Utah hosts the 2015 Parliament of World Religions from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19, 2015. We invite your contributions. Visit the submissions page for details about submitting your contributions.

Sept. 1, 2015

Our Autumn issue has been released. It features the 2015 Youth Honor Awards. To enter the 2016 Youth Honor Awards, visit the Writing Contests page.

Autumn 2015 Issue
Two Sides of China by Sophie Xu, 16, Illinois

The 2015 Youth Honor Award Winners are:

  • Sophie Xu, 16, Illinois

  • Isabella Ronchetti, 13, Virginia

  • Nicole Weinrauch, 13, Singapore

  • Angela Liu, 16, California

  • Ryan Yi, 16, California

  • Elaine Park, 16, Washington

  • Karishma Muthukumar, 15, California

The following are Joint (or Group) Winners:

  • Students at Na‘au, Hawai‘i

  • Nicole Chan, 15, and Alex Lam, 15, of Hong Kong

  • Lindsey Mutz, 16, Raul Dutta, 14, Doug Roche, 17, all from Michigan, and Abbie Menard, grade 8, Virginia

In addition, the Awards issue features many noteworthy entries, as well as articles, poems and photos on diverse themes like nature, life, learning, laughter and loss. Everyone who entered the Youth Awards will receive a comp. copy of the issue in September. You can also order a copy for your school, library or home use. Click here to subscribe or click here to order the issue.

Camping by Upper Twin Lake, Crazy Mountains, Montana by Paul Dix

July 1, 2015

Looking forward to a great reading adventure? Check out these outstanding books selected by Skipping Stones and its multicultural committee of 15 reviewers, editors, librarians, parents, students, and teachers. They considered many titles entered by large and small, international or nonprofit publishers and producers for the 2015 Annual Skipping Stones Honor Awards. The selection of multicultural and nature books, and an educational resources recognized this year encourage close relationships with nature, and promote respect and understanding for cultural diversity in our world.

You can  download the list of our 2015 book award winners here. You can read the full reviews here.

July 1, 2014

The 2014 Book Honor Award Winners have been announced. We have recommended 22 exceptional books and teaching resources this year. The winners are also published in our Summer 2014. The summer edition features colorful photographs of seven natural formations by seasoned photographer Paul Dix, a photoessay on Farmers’ Market in New York City by Tiffany Coe, and a two-page spread of poems from budding poets in Detroit area, as well as scores of your creative writings. A great issue for your summer reading!

You can  download the list of our 2014 book award winners here. You can read the full reviews here.