Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Winners of the 2014 Colorado Junior Duck Stamp Contest
For Immediate Release
April 1, 2014
PDF File of Winning Artwork Available Upon Request
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced Nadezhda Lyapunova, an 18-year-old student from Erie, took top honors again by winning the “Best of Show” in Colorado at the 2014 Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Nadezhda’s artwork was selected from hundreds of amazing entries from across Colorado. Her colored pencil and acrylic paint rendition of Buffleheads, titled "Buffleheads on Calm Waters,” will represent Colorado and be entered at the National Junior Duck Stamp Competition in Washington, D.C. at the end of April.
Entries from Colorado were judged by a panel of waterfowl enthusiasts, biologists and professional wildlife artists. Recognition for all participants and prizes for the top 25 drawings in each of four age groups (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12) are awarded each year.
This year’s award ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 10th from 1-3pm at The Arvada Center for The Performing Arts. Matt Hogan, the Deputy Regional Director for Region 6, will be the keynote speaker and will help honor the winners. All members of the media and public, including teachers, students, and families are welcome to join the celebration.