Student Wildlife Art Contest Entries for the Junior Duck Stamp Competition Due March 15, 2011
December 1, 2010
Oil paining of a blue-winged teal by Colin Williams of the Savannah Arts Academy was selected as the 2010 Georgia Best of Show and also placed in the Top Ten of the national Junior Duck Stamp competition. USFWS Photo. Click to view full size.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites students to learn about wildlife conservation and express their creativity by entering the 2011 Junior Duck Stamp competition. The deadline for all entries is to be postmarked by midnight, Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
The Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition recognizes Georgia’s top student waterfowl artists. Public, private, home-schooled and art studio students from kindergarten through high school are invited to compete for recognition, prizes, and scholarships in an activity that promotes the conservation of America’s wetlands and waterfowl habitat.
Visit http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/ for 2011 contest information, rules, list of eligible species, entry requirements, contest rules, entry forms, and waterfowl curriculum.
Each year, hundreds of Georgia students compete to win these top honors. Teachers can use an integrated science and art curriculum provided by the Service. Each participating student must research and then artistically portray a duck, goose, or other waterfowl species native to North America on paper. All artwork submitted must be an original 9” x 12” horizontal image of North American ducks, geese or swans. All participants receive a certificate of appreciation.
All artwork with attached official entry and reference forms should be mailed to the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 240, Atlanta, Georgia, 30345, and must be postmarked by midnight, March 15, 2011, to be eligible. Additional contest information and an official entry form can be obtained by calling (404) 679-7070 or online at http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/EntryPacket.htm
The 2011 Georgia contest judging will take place at the Service’s Southeast Regional Office on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. A total of 100 winners and one Best of Show will be selected from the four different age groups. The Best of Show will compete nationally in Washington D.C. The national first place winner is then used as the federal Junior Duck Stamp, which is sold by the U.S. Postal Service and Amplex Corporation for $5 per stamp. Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps support conservation education and provide awards and scholarships for the students, teachers and schools that participate in the program.
The Georgia 2011 winning artwork will tour the state of Georgia on public exhibit at venues ranging from Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Elachee Nature Center in Gainesville, and the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences.
Georgia’s Junior Duck Stamp competition is part of the federal Junior Duck Stamp competition, authorized by Congress in 1994. The purpose of the Junior Duck Stamp contest is to promote conservation of wetlands and waterfowl habitat through arts education. The Junior Duck Stamp is modeled after the federal Duck Stamp, which has been sold since 1934 to raise money to protect wetlands and waterfowl habitat. The federal Duck Stamp Program has generated more than $700 million for conservation since then. For more information about the Junior Duck Stamp Program, visit the website at http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/
For further information about the Junior Duck Stamp contest or the Fish and Wildlife Service, please call 404-679-7070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Visit the Service’s website at http://www.fws.gov or http://www.fws.gov/southeast/ .
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