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Information icon 2018-2019 Junior Duck Stamp.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites student artists to participate in 2019 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp program competition

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently accepting student entries postmarked by midnight Friday, March 15, for the 2019 Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program competition.

The Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition recognizes Georgia’s top student waterfowl artists. Public, private, home-schooled, and art studio students from kindergarten through high school are invited to compete for recognition, prizes and scholarships in an activity that promotes the conservation of America’s wetlands and waterfowl habitat.

The winning artwork from the national art contest serves as the design for the Junior Duck Stamp, which the Service produces annually. This $5 stamp has become a collector’s item. All of the revenue from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps goes to support recognition and environmental education activities for students who participate in the program.

Last year, the Georgia-winning Best of Show by 18 year-old Rayen Kang of the First Fine Art & Design Studio in Johns Creek was selected as the national winner. Her artwork, a rendition of an emperor goose, is currently featured on the 2018-2019 Junior Duck Stamp.

How to participate

  1. Review the annual brochure and print out entry forms (English / Spanish).
  2. Read the contest rules carefully and make sure you meet eligibility requirements.
  3. Begin researching and preparing your entry.
  4. Fill in the entry form (English / Spanish and reference form (English / Spanish) (if required) completely and affix to the back of your entry.
  5. Mail your entry to Carmen Simonton, Georgia Junior Duck Coordinator, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia, 30345 postmarked by midnight, Friday, March 15.

The 2019 Georgia contest judging will take place at the Atlanta U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office on Tuesday, April 2. A total of 100 winners and one Best of Show will be selected from the four different age groups, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12. The overall Best of Show will be sent on to compete nationally in Washington D.C.

For further information about the Junior Duck Stamp contest, please contact Carmen Simonton, Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Contest Coordinator at 404-679-7049, or e-mail Carmen_Simonton@fws.gov.

Contacts

Carmen Simonton, Carmen_Simonton@fws.gov, 404-679-7049 Elsie Davis, Elsie_Davis@fws.gov, 404-679-7107

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. For more information on our work and the people who can make it happen, visit fws.gov. Connect with the Service on Facebook, follow our tweets, watch the YouTube Channel and download photos from Flickr.

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