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Contest Invites Kids to Illustrate Duck Stamp 

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Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit artwork in a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-sponsored contest to design the next junior duck stamp. Any student can enter, though the contest was created as the culmination of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's art- and science-based curriculum that teaches about wetland and waterfowl conservation. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students are invited to draw or paint a picture of one or more of the waterfowl species on the contest list. At the state level, three first-, second- and third-place winners will be selected in four age groups. The art awarded best of show in each state will go to the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, where judges will pick the image for the next stamp. Last year, about 100 Vermonters and 20,000 kids nationwide participated. Junior Duck Stamps cost $5 each and are sold by the U.S. Postal Service, at national wildlife refuges and at duckstamp.com, with revenue supporting the duck stamp program. State contest judging at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee is open to the public on March 25, from 9 a.m. until noon. The nature center will offer contest participants and members of their families a reduced admission rate.

Vermont entries to the National Junior Duck Stamp Art must be postmarked by March 15. Find contest rules and more information at fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program.php.

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