Area Students Eligible to Create Duck Stamp

Duck Stamp 1

Students who want to try and become the artist whose work is used in the 2014 Federal Junior Duck Stamp can now enter their artwork into the contest. The event is sponsored by the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Students submit artwork that features a native North American waterfowl species. From the entries, four are chosen, one from each grade class, that best represent the fowl.

Students who are interested in submitting their works can go online to www.fws.gov/juniorduck. An application and rules are on the website. Artwork will be broken down into four categories which are by grade groups. They are K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 grades. The artwork will be judged on artistic composition, original design, and suitability for reproduction. Entries have to be in by March 15th.

Some past winners are below:

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