Ducks Unlimited was proud to partner with the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual Junior Duck Stamp Awards on June 29 at Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley, CA. California’s winning art and conservation messages were on display for attendees, as was the overall winner, Ross’s Geese, which took home California Best of Show and National Winner earlier this year.
The design for the new stamp, painted by Stacy Shen, 16, of Fremont, Calif., was chosen by a panel of judges at the national Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, held at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Fla.
The colored pencil entry, which won the California State Junior Duck Stamp Contest, was judged the winner among best-of-show entries from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This year, 27,192 entries were submitted to the 52 state and territory Junior Duck Stamp contests. Proceeds from sales of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp support environmental education.