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Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Results Are In!

2013 JDS Best of Show 512x384The Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students may articulate their new found knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.
 

This year’s contest for Washington, held at the Refuge, received 150 entries from across the state. The high quality artwork from all the young artists made for a very competitive contest. The judging panel consisted of five judges: Rich Hannan (Deputy Regional Director US Fish & Wildlife Service Northwest Region), Dave Brittell (WA Department of Fish & Wildlife), Byrn Watson (local wildlife artist), Dale Thompson (retired Chief Naturalist at Mt. Rainier National Park and local wildlife artist) and Ryan Perry (local wildlife artist and former two-time WA Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show winner).

Judges selected three 1st place, three 2nd place, three 3rd place, and up to sixteen Honorable Mention winners from four groups based on grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12th grade). Out of all the 1st place winners in from each group, a Best of Show has been selected to represent Washington at the national competition to be held on April 19 at Patuxant National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.

See the list of 2013 Contest winners

The exhibit of this year’s winners will soon be on display in the Auditorium at Nisqually NWR. A traveling exhibit will travel throughout Washington State to colleges, libraries, and education centers, art galleries/museums, festivals, and fairs. If interested, contact Byrn Watson at (360)736-1082.
 
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2013
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