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 now graces the 2021-2022 Junior Duck Stamp, which 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.