The canvasback oil painting, which won the South Dakota State Junior Duck Stamp Contest, was judged the winner among Best-of-Show entries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proceeds from sales of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp support environmental education.
Peter Coulter, 17, of Washington, Mo., won second place with an acrylic painting depicting a pair of snow geese. Third place went to Drake Schlosser, 17, of Rubicon, Wis., for his acrylic rendition of a common goldeneye. The 2013 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation Message Contest winner was 13-year-old Nick Kolkmeyer from Union, Ky., with his entry: “Nature is our history, conservation is our future.”
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is the culmination of a year-long Junior Duck Stamp conservation program used by educators across the nation. This year, more than 29,000 students participated in state Junior Duck Stamp competitions.