Junior Duck Stamp Gallery


Artist: Bonnie Latham, 16
Hometown: Hastings, Minn.
Species: Northern pintails

What is a Junior Duck Stamp?
The Junior Duck Stamp is a pictorial stamp produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to recognize the conservation efforts of young people and support environmental and conservation education programs in the United States. The art competition is the culmination of students' study of waterfowl and wetlands conservation in the classroom, homeschool, or non-formal education setting, often using the Junior Duck Stamp Program educational curriculum.

Bonnie Latham
Bonnie Latham of Hastings, Minn., won the Junior Duck Stamp Contest in 2000 and couldn't believe it. Introduced to the outdoors at an early age, Bonnie was home-schooled by her mother, who is also an artist. When asked about the contest, Bonnie says, "What makes the Junior Duck Stamp so important is what it does. So many kids can learn about wildlife." When Bonnie isn't in her studio, she is outdoors doing photography, something she loves. "I've traveled all around the U.S. showing my artwork and taking pictures. Someday I want to go to Africa."


Last Updated: July 2, 2016