Students invited to enter USFWS art contest
February 5, 2013
We would like to invite you to participate in
the 2013 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.
The contest is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, the only federal agency
dedicated solely to the conservation of fish,
wildlife, and their habitats.
All Idaho students can enter their Junior Duck
Stamp artwork into the state-wide contest. The
program provides an opportunity for students to
artistically express their knowledge of the
diversity, interdependence, and beauty of
wildlife. Students must submit their artwork to
the address above by March 15th, 2013. Entries
are judged in four categories (grades K-3, 4-6,
7-9, and 10-12), and over 25 ribbons are awarded
to winning entries in each age group. All
students that submit a contest entry receive a
certificate of participation.
The winning artwork in Idaho will be submitted
to the national contest. In addition to seeing
their artwork on the 2013 Junior Duck Stamp, the
first place winner in the national contest will
receive a $5,000 cash award and a free trip to
Washington, DC. The second and third place
winners in the national contest receive $3,000
and $2,000 cash awards.
New this year! The art contest is part of a
larger conservation education program for
students from kindergarten through high school.
The Junior Duck Stamp Program has released a new
curriculum, including Youth and Leader Guides,
correlated with standards in art, science,
language arts, and math. Teachers can use the
curriculum to teach environmental science,
habitat conservation, and a greater awareness of
the Nation’s natural resources.
The new curriculum can be downloaded at
For those with a slow internet connection, a few
guides will be available on CD (email
firstname.lastname@example.org to request a CD).
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