Students invited to submit artwork for Junior Duck Stamp ContestThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2010 Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Contest.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2010 Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Contest.
Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2010.
The program uses both conservation and design principles to teach wetland habitat and waterfowl biology to students in kindergarten through high school. It provides an opportunity for students to artistically express their knowledge of the diversity, interdependence and beauty of wildlife.
Students may submit artwork featuring one of the following species: whistling ducks, swans, geese, dabbling ducks, diving ducks, sea ducks or Hawaiian ducks. A full list of permitted species is available online at http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck.
Judging will be open to the general public and will begin at 9 a.m. on March 23 at Burnsville Civic Center. Artwork entries will be judged on the basis of original design, anatomical accuracy, artistic composition and suitability for reproduction on a 1-inch by 1.5-inch stamp. The Best of Show will then go on to be judged in the National Junior Duck Stamp contest.
A downloadable entry form and information on contest rules and regulations for teachers and supervising adults can be found online at http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck. For additional information, contact the Junior Duck Stamp State Coordinator, Mara Koenig, at (952) 858-0710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries and reference forms must be postmarked by March 15, 2010 and mailed to: Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425
For more information visit http://www.fws/gov.