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.
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."
Jasmine Kang, 16, of River Vale, New Jersey, took second place with an acrylic depicting a wood duck.
Third place went to Paige Collins, 14, of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, for a pastel rendition of a long-tailed duck.