Kansas Youth Wins 2021 National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest
Margaret McMullen, an 18-year-old from Kansas, took top honors in the Service’s National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest with an acrylic painting of a pair of hooded mergansers. Her artwork will grace the 2021-2022 Junior Duck Stamp, which will go on sale June 25 and supports conservation education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The winning conservation message was by Josie Arp, 15, of Arkansas with her message: “When the world turned upside-down nature calmly and quietly laid a blanket of comfort over us all.”
Second place winner was Daniel Schumacher, age 18, from North Dakota, with an acrylic painting of a redhead.
Third place went to 12-year-old Ariah Lowell from Maine who entered a harlequin duck painted in oils.