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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is pleased to announce that the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest will be held on September 28 and 29 in Ogden, Utah. The Contest will take place in Ballroom B of the Shepherd Union on the Weber State University campus. A panel of five judges will be responsible for choosing the art work that will be used to design the 2013-2014 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. This will be the nation's 80th "Duck Stamp" and will be a celebration of one of the world's best wetland habitat conservation programs. Viewing of the art work and judging process is free and open to the public. Associated side events are also being planned to provide information about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, natural resources found in the area, and history of the Duck Stamp Program. Purchases of Duck Stamp have raised over 850 million dollars to help protect and conserve over 5.5 million acres of wetlands and grasslands for wildlife habitat.

Schedule of Events

Several supporting events are planned to coincide with the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Opportunities are available for individuals of all ages. Bookmark this page and check it often for updates and more information, including: the judging schedule for September 28-29, and how to view judging via live-streaming.

 

Click here for a map of Weber State University campus. Click here for parking information.

 

  • Water Works Series: “The Great Salt Lake: What’s it Worth” - Uses of the Great Salt Lake provide over $1.3 billion in economic output to the state of Utah. Sponsored by Weber State University Environmental Initiatives Committee this panel discussion will explore the worth of the Great Salt Lake.
    • Audience: Open to the public
    • When: Wednesday, September 26, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    • Where: Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus
  • Shorebirds in Utah's Wetlands: Sharing Management Ideas - Sponsored by Weber State University, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Audubon Society
    • Audience: Local area land managers interested in increasing their shorebird habitat management capabilities
    • When: Thursday, September 27, 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Where: Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus
    • Agenda: Click here
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  • Student Day - Area schools will be invited to view the artwork and participate in wetland and waterfowl activities. Junior Duck Stamp materials will be available for educators.
    • Audience: Local students and educators
    • When: Friday, September 28, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Where: Ballrooms A & C, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus
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  • Classroom Presentations on the History, Resource Conservation and Visual Art from the Perspective of the Duck Stamp Program
    • Audience: Weber State University students only
    • What: Topics related to: Zoology, Conservation, Waterfowl/Habitat Management, Visual Art, American History, Education
    • When: Week of September 17-21, WSU professors can arrange a guest lecture as part of their regularly scheduled classroom discussion
    • Where: Weber State University Campus - Arranged with Class Professor
    • Contact: Dr. John Cavitt, Avian Ecology Lab/Office of Undergraduate Research, Weber State University
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  • Junior Duck Stamp Program - Artwork on display from previous Utah and National Junior Duck Stamp contest winners. Art supply packets and curriculum available for teachers interested in bringing the Junior Duck Stamp Program to their youth group or classroom.
    • Audience: All ages
    • When: Friday, September 28, 9:00am - 4:00pm and Saturday, September 29, 9:00am - 2:00pm.
    • Where: Ballrooms A & C, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus
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  • Utah Philatelic Society - Come learn about stamp collecting and the history of Duck Stamps through the Utah Philatelic Society's displays. Boy Scout Stamp Collecting Merit Badge assistance will be available and there will be stamp collecting activities for students of all ages.
    • Audience: All ages
    • When: Friday, September 28, 9:00pm - 4:00pm and Saturday, September 29, 9:00am - 2:00pm.
    • Where: Ballroom C, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus
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  • Pick the Winner Contest - This is your chance to vote! Pick your choice for the next Duck Stamp. Prizes available in adult and student age categories.
    • Audience: All ages
    • When: Friday, September 28, 9:00am - 4:00pm, and Saturday, September 29, 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Where: Ballroom A, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus
    • Preview: http://www.outdoorsweekly.com/duckstamps.html
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  • BirdsinFocus Photography Presentation and Lecture "National Treasures: Wildlife and Wetlands Preserved Through Duck Stamps"
    • Audience: All ages
    • When: Friday, September 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Where: Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus
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  • Book Signing - Martin Smith's, The Wild Duck Chase: Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest
    • Audience: All ages
    • When: Friday, September 28, 9:00am - 4:00pm, and Saturday, September 29, 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Where: Ballroom C, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus; Reading at Hetzel Hoellein room in the Stewart Library on Friday starting at 3:00 pm
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  • Duck Stamp Sales - Buy your own Duck Stamp and do your part for conservation! Stamps for sale by Amplex Corporation.
    • Audience: All ages
    • When: Friday, September 28, 9:00am - 4:00pm, and Saturday, September 29, 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Where: Ballroom C, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus

     

  • Conservation Exhibits - Over 20 exhibits from Utah conservation organizations.
    • Audience: All ages
    • When: Friday, September 28, 9:00am - 4:00pm, and Saturday, September 29, 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Where: Ballroom C, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus
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  • 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest Judging - View the judging by our panel of experts, in person.
    • Audience: All ages are invited, however please be advised that we ask for silence from the audience within the judging room
    • When: Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29. Exhibits open to the public at 9:00 am. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 am each day and are usually completed by 2:30 pm on Friday and 1:00 pm on Saturday.
    • Where: Art work viewing will take place in Ballroom A and the judging will take place in Ballroom B, Shepherd Union, Weber State University.
    • Livestream: This event will be streamed live over the internet. Check back soon for the URL!
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  • Wildlife Movie Marathon - We will be viewing the following four films: Duck! (a duckumentary); Wings of Thunder; The Lake Effect; and Winged Migration
    • Audience: All ages, free and open to the public
    • When: Friday, September 28, 10:30am - 3:30pm and Saturday, September 29, 9:30am - 2:00pm; see daily schedule at event
    • Where: Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union, Weber State University campus
    • Duck! (a duckumentary) Movie Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with
Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and
their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
July 15, 2013
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