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Junior Duck Stamp Program

Utah's Jr. Duck Stamp Program
Junior Duck Stamp 2014 Winner: Mallard in Flight
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program (JDS) is a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation for students in kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum, with participants completing a JDS design as their visual “term papers."

The time is now to work on your 2015 entries!   Utah is once again calling for entries as part of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp program. Young artists in Kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to submit their original artwork depicting North American waterfowl to the 2015 Utah Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. Entries must be original and will be judged on artistic merit and scientific accuracy with which specific waterfowl species are depicted. The contest serves a dual purpose, giving students a chance to use their artistic talents at the same time they learn about wildlife and conservation. The art competition is open to public, private and home-schooled Utah students. Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2015.

 

Zhiwen Xu, aged 13, won Best of Show at the 2014 Utah Junior Duck Stamp Contest with her male mallard in flight created with a mixed media of prisma, airbrush, pastel, and guache. From Logan, Utah, Xhiwen’s art was entered into the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest in Washington, D.C.  http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/

 

 Kathi Stopher, Visitor Services Manger here at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, is the Utah state coordinator for the JDS program.  Feel free to call or email her with any questions at 435.734.6438 or kathi_stopher@fws.gov.
 

 

Facts About Junior Duck Stamp Program

Utah's 2014 Junior Duck Stamp Winner: Zhiwen Xu, aged 13, won Best of Show at the 2014 Utah Junior Duck Stamp Contest with her male mallard in flight.  

More than 27,000 students enter state JDS art contests each year . . . and we can see why.  What could be more fun than learning about waterfowl and getting to draw, color or paint them!

 

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2015
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