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2018 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Contest

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Idaho proudly announces the winner of the 2018 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp art competition! 

 

Congratulations to Robynn Flowers, a 12-year-old from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Boise. Her chalk pastel of a Canada goose, “Winter Goose,” was chosen Best of Show among 282 entries statewide. 

Idaho’s winning Conservation Message was written by Molly O’Sullivan, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Boise. “Nature is eternally beautiful, but unless we protect it, it will not be beautifully eternal.” 

Robynn’s artwork and Molly's message travel as Idaho’s finalists for the national federal judging in Washington, D.C. on April 20th. Congratulations to Robynn and Molly! 

  • Four other pieces of artwork were among Idaho top winners in the First Place Group:

    2018 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show / Credit: USFWS

    Sophia Miramontes, Harlequin duck

    “Red Wing” 
    Medium: acrylic
    Sacred Heart Catholic School
    Age 13
    (Group 3 – grades 7-9)

  • Mallard duck

    2018 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show / Credit: USFWS

    Alyssa Murrin, Mallard duck

    “Take Off” 
    Medium: watercolor
    Sacred Heart Catholic School
    Age 13 
    (Group 3 – grades 7-9)

  • Hawaiian Koloa duck

    2018 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show / Credit: USFWS

    Jilian Herr, Hawaiian Koloa duck

    “Complicated but Beautiful”
    Medium: crayon
    McSorley Elementary School Age 10  
    (Group 2 – grades 4-6)

     

  • Northern pintail

    2018 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show / Credit: USFWS

    Cameron ShawNorthern pintail

    “Pintail”
    Medium: ink
    Meridian High School 
    Age 16  

  • More Information

    The panel of judges this year included: 
    Ruth Fritz, Designworks Creative
    Antonia Hedrick, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
    Rick Just, Idaho Recreation and Tourism Initiative (IRTI)
    Liz Urban, Golden Eagle Audubon Society and Bird by Bird Idaho
    Martha Wackenhut, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

    The Junior Duck Stamp contest is a collaborative effort, hosted by federal and state agencies, organizations, and businesses in Idaho. This successful and important program for youth could not continue without this valuable collaborative support.  

    To see a 25-year gallery of Junior Duck Stamp art (1993-2017), go to:

    https://www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program/junior-duck-stamp-gallery.php

    For more information about the national federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, go to:

    https://www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program/junior-duck-stamp-contest-information.php

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