National Wildlife Visitor Center
Hollingsworth Art Gallery
Central Maryland Photographer's Guild
The Central Maryland Photographers’
Guild was formed
in 2003 by founders who felt the need
themselves, and perceived it in others,
for a group “that served the central
Maryland area” and was dedicated to
education and skills development.
Rather than “judgings, prizes and
awards,” they opted for a group designed
to encourage “the sharing of
ideas and techniques, the building of
technical and artistic skill and honest
Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program
Hollingsworth Gallery showcases Junior Duck Stamp entries during the last two weeks in March. In the past students’ entries have been amazingly beautiful and sophisticated. These latest ones will be a fine cap to the refuge’s winter exhibits.
About the program: Each year, students in four categories (K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12) participate in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program. Its curriculum teaches young people about waterfowl, wetland ecology and wildlife conservation while meeting national “outcomes” for English, science and art. Entries from Maryland students are submitted to the Patuxent Research Refuge. Entrants all receive certificates of participation and three firsts, three seconds and 16 honorable mentions are awarded in each category. An awards ceremony is held at Patuxent’s National Wildlife Visitor Center and the award-winning entries go on tour throughout the state.