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WI Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Now Open

JrDuckStampLogo_512x219The winning design of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest is used to create a $5.00 Federal Junior Duck Stamp, sold annually to provide funding for K-12 environmental education and conservation programs. 

Calling All Young Artists: WI Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Now Open     

  

NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) –  Attention all young artists in grades K-12: put your art skills to the test by submitting renderings of waterfowl into Wisconsin’s annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest. 

  

The Wisconsin Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest is now accepting entries for the 2014 competition.  Art work is judged in four age groups, grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.  Three 1st place, three 2nd place, three 3rd place, and 16 Honorable Mentions are awarded in each group. 

  

Place winners receive a prize and ribbons, while all participants receive certificates. The Wisconsin Best in Show continues onto the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest in Washington, D.C., where first through third place winners receive a cash prize. 

  

The winning design of the national contest is used to create a $5.00 Federal Junior Duck Stamp, sold annually to provide funding for K-12 environmental education and conservation programs. 

  

If your student or child is interested in entering the Wisconsin Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, download an entry form, eligible species list, and view the complete contest rules and regulations at: http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/. 

  

All contest entries and reference forms must be postmarked by March 15th and submitted to: 

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 

c/o WI Jr. Duck Stamp Contest 

N11385 Headquarters Rd. 

Necedah, WI 54646 

For additional information or questions regarding participation in the contest, please contact the WI State Coordinators at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge at 608-565-2551 or by e-mail at Necedah@fws.gov.  

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For more information on hunting, public programming, or a copy of our trail maps, contact the Necedah NWR Visitor Center at 608-565-2551 or by e-mail at Necedah@fws.gov.  Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located off of Highway 21 four miles west of the Village of Necedah or 18 miles east of Tomah.  Refuge lands are open sunrise to sunset year-round.  For additional information please call 608-565-2551or visit us online at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Necedah/. 

 

For more information on the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit http://midwest.fws.gov.  

  

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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014
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