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18-Year Old Georgia Student Wins National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

Rayen Kang, a student from Johns Creek, Ga., took top honors in the 2018 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest with an acrylic painting of an emperor goose. Kang's painting will be made into the 2018-2019 Junior Duck Stamp, which sells for $5 and supports conservation education.

The winning conservation message, written by Abigail McIntyre, 16, of Manhattan, Kan., was: Conserving our wetlands is as important as conserving our art. It is out history, our inspiration, our life and our future.

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 Gallery of 2018 Best of Show art

Second place in this year's contest went to Daniel Billings, 17, of Gallatin, Mo., for his oil painting of a redhead.

Third place went to Larissa Weber, 17, of Anderson, Ind., for an acrylic painting of trumpeter swans.

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Gallery of 2018 Best of Show Art
About the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation & Design Program

Last Updated: April 20, 2018