The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program
Best of Show Winners for Midwest Region
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program is a dynamic educational program designed to spark youth interest in habitat conservation through science, art, math, and technology. Students in kindergarten through high school are encouraged to interpret the natural world through artistic expression. By providing a basis for participation in the Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest, the activities encourage students to move beyond simply "learning about" wildlife and wildlife art to testing their abilities as wildlife artists.
Best of Show artwork featured below advanced to the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, held in April at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepardstown, WV. Two artists from the Midwest region came away with honors from that national contest.
A painting of snow geese by Peter Coulter, of Washington, Missouri, was named the runner-up of the 2013 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Third place was awarded to Drake Schlosser, from Rubicon, Wis., for his acrylic painting of a single common goldeneye.
For more information on the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program visit: http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck.
See the slide show below for a look at all of the Midwest Region's Best of Show winners.