Junior Duck Stamp Gallery


Artist: Lily Spang, 16
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
Species: Wood duck

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.

Lily Spang
At age 11, Lily studied with artist Deborah Kopka and Greg Clair, who taught her to observe nature closely and to draw accurately. The Junior Duck Stamp competition showcased her growth as an artist. Lily earned six first place awards and top ten in the national Junior Duck Stamp competition before winning top honors in 2009. Ohio brings Lily to appreciate the diversity of nature. Lily is homeschooled, likes horseback riding, music, and exploring glacial grooves, volunteers, and observing waterfowl. Her future surely includes painting.


Last Updated: July 2, 2016