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Junior Duck Stamp February 28, 2012  |  By Amy Goicoechea

The Museum is proud to be the site for the Wyoming Competition of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Contest. This program is a fantastic art contest for children.  Each year we receive hundreds of paintings and drawings from around the state. The entry deadline is March 15. One hundred ribbons will be awarded, and the “Best of Show” is selected to compete in the national Junior Duck Stamp Contest.

This year the Junior Duck Stamp program celebrates its 20th anniversary.  The contest uses art to teach the importance of conserving our national wetlands. This program encourages children in grades K – 12 in public and private schools to participate in activities that will lead to a greater awareness of our nation’s living resources.

The first, second, and third place winners statewide, and honorable mention winners from Teton County, Wyoming, will be exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, May 3 – August 5, and will then travel to Cheyenne for exhibition at the Wyoming State Museum.

The goal of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is to educate a new generation about the importance of waterfowl and wetlands conservation.

For contest rules and entry form go to http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/

Image Credit: Jordan Nate, Age 7, My Birds, 2011, Betty Nelson Artistic Promise Award Winner.

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