Students are invited to submit artwork for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, which provides a creative outlet for students through a contest that can be incorporated into almost any subject. The program teaches students about wetlands, waterfowl, land stewardship, migratory birds, conservation and an appreciation of art and writing.
Students may submit their artwork and a two- to three-sentence conservation message for the state contest, which is judged in four groups of grade levels: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. More than 600 prizes are awarded at the state level, including cash. The best of show selection will represent Kentucky in the national contest, where the winning artist will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
The entry deadline is March 15; entries may be submitted individually or as a group.
Visit the FWS website for more information on the program, including curriculum guides, or visit the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery website or email Moria Painter for information on Kentucky’s participation in the program.