Press Release
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2017 COLORADO JUNIOR DUCK STAMP CONTEST

DENVER-Marina Boiko, a 17-year-old student from Boulder, took top honors once again by winning the “Best of Show” in Colorado at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2017 Junior Duck Stamp Contest.  Marina’s artwork was selected from a record approaching number of amazing entries (677) from across the state. Her acrylic paint rendition of Wood Ducks, entitled “The Golden Hour”, will represent Colorado and be entered at the National Junior Duck Stamp Competition in Washington, D.C. in April.

Entries from Colorado were judged by a panel of waterfowl enthusiasts and professional wildlife artists. Recognition for all participants and prizes for the top 25 drawings in each of four age groups (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12) are awarded each year.

This year’s award ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 13th from 1-3pm at The Arvada Center for The Performing ArtsClint Riley, the Assistant Regional Director of Migratory Birds will be the keynote speaker and help honor the winners. All members of the media and public, including teachers, students, and families are welcome to join the celebration.

First Place winners in all (age) categories:

Best of Show – Marina Boiko (Age 17), Longmont

1st – Kayleigh Goetz-Imel (18), Golden

1st – Kayla Rondinelli (17), Centennial

1st – Erin Johnson (15), Golden

1st – Rohit Pandit (14), Ft. Collins

1st – Gabriel Caballero (13), Ft. Collins

1st – Sam Johnson (12), Ft. Collins

1st – Sky Lam (12), Boulder

1st – Ezra Kayl (12), Colorado Springs

1st – Julia Klein (9), Boulder

1st – Jackson White (9), Boulder

1st – Anush Khodzhaev (8), Boulder

 

Second Place winners in all (age) categories:

2nd – Esther Phenna (Age 17), Golden

2nd – Helen Kim (16), Aurora

2nd – Mackenna Overholt (16), Golden

2nd – Sofia Garcia (14), Ft. Collins

2nd – Ashley Oh (14), Aurora

2nd – Alexandra Bennet (13), Ft. Collins

2nd – Pixie Stroh (12), Boulder

2nd – Shelly Kleinerman (11), Boulder

2nd – Yosha Gautam (10), Boulder

2nd – Max Siedler (9), Boulder

2nd – Hope Kayl (8), Colorado Springs

2nd – Tselmeg Sukcat (7), Denver

 

Third Place winners in all (age) categories:

3rd –Levi Dalton (Age 17), Lakewood

3rd – Jenna Scholl (17), Fairplay

3rd – Quinn Cusack (17), Golden

3rd – Lauren Bush (15), Monument

3rd – Margarita Kil (13), Boulder

3rd – Sydney Mitton (12), Westminster

3rd – Isabella Barbosa (11), Monument

3rd – Ava Berger (10), Boulder

3rd – Ella Olden (9), Boulder

3rd – Anarbold Uuganbayar (8), Denver

3rd – Temuulen Bandi (7), Denver

3rd – Ermuun Byambaragchaa (8), Denver

 

Honorable Mention winners in all (age) categories:

HM – Sophia Lovato (Age 18), Monument

HM – Abigail Torrence (18), Colorado Springs

HM – Emma MacCallum (18), Golden

HM – Caroline Carpenter (17), Fairplay

HM – Amber McClelland (17), Golden

HM – Luis Perez (17), Golden

HM – Habin Kim (16), Aurora

HM – Shelby Goble (16), Fairplay

HM – Brooke Pizarro (16), Fairplay

HM – Laura Augustyn (16), Colorado Springs

HM – Alyssa Mulligan (16), Golden

HM – Kailani Woodard (16), Golden

HM – Kathryn Goettelman (15), Fairplay

HM – Cecilia Guiliani (15), Fairplay

HM – Rylie Morrow (15), Fairplay

HM – Michaela Palmer (15), Fairplay

HM – Jackson Waterman (14), Golden

HM – Mia Wegher (14), Littleton

HM – Sonja Strandquist (14), Ft. Collins

HM – Kelsey Johnson (14), Fairplay

HM – Lauren Sauley (14), Colorado Springs

HM – Dylan Goldfain (13), Ft. Collins

HM – Kayla Gore (13), Ft. Collins

HM – Emma Knotts (13), Ft. Collins

HM – Elizabeth Lee (13), Ft. Collins

HM – Emily McLaughlin (13), Ft. Collins

HM – Ruby Gore (13), Fairplay

HM – Tessa Brown (13), Boulder

HM – Noah Kayl (13), Colorado Springs

HM – Carissa Barrett (13), Westminster

HM – Rachel Steinke (13), Westminster

HM – Isaac Child (12), Ft. Collins

HM – Jasmine Carter (12), Monument

HM – Serin Lee (12), Aurora

HM – Suvd Jargalsaikha (12), Denver

HM – Mya Kahn (11), Ft. Collins

HM – Jessica Amgalanbaatar (11), Denver

HM – Harmony Moretti (10), Ft. Collins

HM – Daniel Kwon (10), Aurora

HM – Nikolai Antunovic (10), Boulder

HM – Clara Lepke (10), Boulder

HM – Finn Mutuc (10), Boulder

HM – Caleb Kayl (10), Colorado Spring

HM – Andy Rajesh (10), Denver

HM – Michelle Tumurbat (10), Denver

HM – Sean Kelley (9), Ft. Collins

HM – Madeline Moss (9), Ft. Collins

HM – Caleb Navarez (9), Colorado Springs

HM – Lindsey Nelson (9), Boulder

HM – Mark Ammons (9), Ft. Collins

HM – Lisa Huntsman (8), Ft. Collins

HM – Own Jenes (8), Ft. Collins

HM – Jenna Lee (8), Aurora

HM – Charli Parrish (8), Loveland

HM – Eric Amarbayar (8), Denver

HM – Rhys Rosenow (7), Wheat Ridge

HM – Samantha Wells (7), Ft. Collins

HM – Gloria Antunovic (7), Boulder

HM – Simon Boiko (7), Boulder

HM – Lily Durfey (7), Boulder

HM – Muruudul Lkhagvasuren (7), Denver

HM – Joel Kayl (6), Colorado Springs

HM – Mergen Baasanjargal (6), Denver

HM – Danial Dehno (6), Denver

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is an educational program designed for all public, private, and home schooled students in grades K-12 to learn more about waterfowl and habitat conservation.  Incorporating scientific and wildlife management principles into visual arts curriculum creates an active awareness of the critical need to protect, preserve and enhance our wetland habitat for waterfowl, migratory songbirds, and the hundreds of other plants and animals that depend on wetlands for their survival.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

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