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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 to request a CD).
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