Call made for Montana Junior Duck Stamp 2021 entries
Last updated 2/18/2021 at 9:15am
A call has gone out to student artists, art educators and mentors announcing that the 2021 Montana Junior Duck Stamp Contest is accepting entries now until March 19.
Entries can be mailed or hand delivered to Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge at 4567 Wildfowl Lane, Stevensville, MT 59870. People can call the refuge at 406-777-5552.
The art image should be of a live, native North American waterfowl species that measures 9" by 12" in a horizontal layout. Artwork can be drawn using ink, paint, pastel, crayon or pencil. Entries should not be matted, drawn with a border, signed, initialed or lettered, computer-generated, photographs, or copies or tracings of published art.
Entries will be judged within appropriate age category and entries placing first through third will be publicly acknowledged and displayed on the Montana Junior Duck Stamp Travelling Display.
Awards will be distributed to entries placing first through honorable mention.
The Junior Duck Stamp Contest is an active participatory art and science program designed to teach wetland habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school enrolled in private, public or home schools. The curriculum, available at http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck, guides students using wildlife observation principles to draw or paint a waterfowl species in appropriate habitat.
Approximately 27,000 students from across the country enter the contest annually.
The Best of Show from Montana will compete in the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest in Washington, D.C.