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Student contest to design artwork for next Junior Duck Stamp
February 28, 2018
Here is a chance for Idaho students to show off their fine artistic abilities and possibly have their picture selected for the Federal Junior Duck Stamp.

Idaho students encouraged to submit waterfowl artwork for Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Students from across the Gem State are encouraged to tap into their artistic abilities to render entries of waterfowl for the 2018 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp art competition. Your submission needs to be postmarked by the deadline of March 15, 2018.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Art Competition is open to all students from kindergarten to Grade 12. The nationwide Junior Duck Stamp education program uses art and science to teach the value of wetland and waterfowl conservation. It includes a statewide art competition that culminates with the “Best in Show” from each state competing at the National Competition; the national winner sees their artwork on a duck stamp that supports wetland and waterfowl conservation.

“We invite all of Idaho’s aspiring youth artists to take on this artistic challenge by rendering and submitting artwork depicting the birds we all see fly overhead and inhabit our open spaces,” said Gregory M. Hughes, State Supervisor for the Service’s Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office, which will facilitate and host the judging this year in Idaho.

The postmark deadline to submit artwork for Idaho’s competition is March 15, 2018. Original artwork should be mailed to Idaho’s 2018 Junior Duck Stamp coordinator, Leith Edgar, at:

Leith Edgar
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office
1387 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 368
Boise, Idaho 83709

The national Junior Duck Stamp art contest started in 1993. The winning artwork from each year's national art contest serves as the design for the next Junior Duck Stamp, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service produces annually. This $5 stamp has become a much sought after collector's item. One hundred percent of the revenue from the sale of Junior Duck stamps goes to support recognition and environmental education activities for students who participate in the program.

Each year the winning entry of each state art contest advances to the National Contest. The winner of the National Contest becomes the artwork for the next Junior Duck Stamp. Last year's winning entry from Idaho was a watercolor of a Bufflehead duck, painted by Ian Heam. Last year's National Contest winning entry was painted by 12 year old Isaac Schreiber of Duffield, Virginia.

Remember, entries must be postmarked and sent to the Idaho office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by March 15. More information about the program, including rules and regulations, can be found by clicking here.

For further information, contact Leith Edgar at 208-378-5796.


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