Press Release

New York Youth Wins the 2019 National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

Nicole Jeon, a 16 year-old from Scarsdale, New York, took top honors in the 2019 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Her acrylic painting of a harlequin duck bested superb "Best of Show" art from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jeon's painting will be made into the 2019-2020 Junior Duck Stamp, which sells for $5 and supports conservation education.

Painting of a harlequin duck

The winning conservation message was by Haley Chandler, 18, of Vilonia, Arkansas. She wrote: "Environment is our foundation, wildlife is our inspiration, conservation is our aspiration."

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 Gallery of 2019 Best of Show art

Jasmine Kang, 16, of River Vale, New Jersey, took second place with an acrylic depicting a wood duck.

Painting of a wood duck.

Third place went to Paige Collins, 14, of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, for a pastel rendition of a long-tailed duck.

Painting of a long-tailed duck.

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Last Updated: April 28, 2019