Friday, January 24, 2014

SEWE awards 2014 S.C. Jr. Duck Stamp Winners

2014 winner by Rose Holstein, age 14 of Mt. Pleasant
Canada goose artwork
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service runs the federal duck stamp program and the Junior duck stamp program each year to choose the conservation image that will help define each waterfowling season. The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) and marketing director Mary Roberts are now heading up the South Carolina portion of the national Junior Duck Stamp competition! SCDNR remains a partner in this program, but the Charleston-based SEWE will now administer the contest and provide for all the winners to be displayed in in a special exhibit during February at the Wildlife Expo. Students from grades K - 12 can submit entries into four different age class categories. The S.C. 'Best of Show' will then be entered into the federal Junior Duck Stamp final competition. Art teachers at schools are an important part of this type program and Lowcountry Outdoors applauds the Junior Duck Stamp competition as a way to educate youths about our natural resources, and to better prepare them for the inspiration that one naturally derives from interacting with nature. For ALL of the contest winners on the SEWE website click here.

To view past blog entries from the Jr. Duck Stamp competition click 2013, 2012, 2011.

Shoveler or Spoonbill; AKA Hollywood Mallard
Blue-winged teal at sunning their wings

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