Student artists called on to enter duck stamp design contest |

Student artists called on to enter duck stamp design contest


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling all students, kindergarten through high school, to participate in a nationwide duck stamp design contest.

All entries should be hand drawings, not computer generated, of North American ducks, geese or swans. The deadline for entries is March 15.

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation Program, patterned after a similar contest for adults, is aimed at increasing awareness among the youth of the need to preserve wetlands and waterfowl, a statement released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service read.

Entries will first be judged at the state level. A panel of five judges will select three winners and 16 honorable mentions from different age groups, which will then be submitted to the National Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest.

For the 2002 contest, the Outdoor Channel will provide a $100 art supplies certificate to the school of the Best of Show artist, as well as prizes for all ribbon winners. All entrants will receive a certificate of appreciation.

The first place winner at the national level will receive a $2,500 cash award as well as a free trip to Washington, D.C., in the fall to attend the judging of the adult Federal Duck Stamp Contest, along with the student’s art teacher and one parent.

The winning design will be printed as the 2001 Junior Duck Stamp, and may also be reproduced on cards, calendars and other souvenir items.

Details about the contest and entry forms can be obtained from the Duck Stamp’s Web site at, or by calling 775-423-5128.

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