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20th Annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

The 20th annual statewide competition for the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest is underway. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites students in grades K to 12 to create designs featuring ducks, swans, or geese in their natural habitats.

Designs are judged in four age categories, with awards for first, second, and third places and honorable mentions. Entries must be received by March 1, 2014. This year the judging will take place at the Hall of Flags in Augusta, on March 7, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Maine Best of Show entry will compete with contest winners from other states in a national competition in Washington D.C. The first place national winning design is used to create the Federal Junior Duck Stamp. Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps (which cost $5 each) support conservation education by providing awards and scholarships for students, teachers, and schools.

Modeled after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's annual Federal Duck Stamp competition, the Junior Duck Stamp contest is part of an educational curriculum that teaches students about waterfowl, the importance of wetlands, and habitat conservation.

Proceeds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps protect wetlands through land acquisition by the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Contest rules and entry forms are currently available for download at the following website: http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck.

For more information on the contest call Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge at 328-4634. Businesses or organizations who would like to sponsor this program are encouraged to contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Related Links:
• Federal Duck Stamp Contest



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