Federal junior duck stamp contest underway

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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 in grades K-12 may submit their artwork and a two- to three-sentence conservation message for the state contest. Entries may be submitted individually or as a group. Hundreds of prizes are awarded at the state level, including cash. The best of show selection will represent Kentucky in the national contest.

Curriculum guides are available for teachers.

The entry deadline is March 15. Visit the Kentucky contest page or its Facebook page or email Stacey Hayden or Judith Miller for more information on Kentucky’s participation in the program.

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