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Nicole Jeon’s acrylic painting of a harlequin duck took
first place in the 2019 National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. This
16-year-old’s work will don the 2019-2020 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds
to support educational programs
and activities that nurture our next generation of sportsmen and women and
Jasmine Kang’s wood duck painting
took second place and a long-tailed duck work by Paige Collins took third.
This contest is a great way
to encourage both interest in wildlife conservation and creative expression in
children and young adults.
In addition to the art
contest, creative minds also explored conservation ideas through the Message
Contest. This year’s winning phrase comes from Haley Chandler, 18, of Vilonia,
Arkansas, who wrote: Environment is our foundation, wildlife is our
inspiration, conservation is our aspiration.
Their creativity inspires
not only their peers, but also the entire community as their art and words are
seen across the nation over the course of the season.
You can buy Junior Duck Stamps
online through the U.S. Postal Service and Amplex and at some national wildlife
refuges. The First Day of Sale ceremony for the 2019-2020 Duck Stamp and
Junior Duck Stamp will be held June 28, 2019, at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield,
Source: U.S. Fish and