2014 SC Best of Show, Rose Holstein, Age 14, Mt. Pleasant, SC
The Junior Duck Stamp (JDS), a program for K-12 students, integrates wildlife and nature education with a visual arts curriculum. Students learn the importance of wetlands and waterfowl and use their knowledge to create a drawing or painting of one of the 46 native species of ducks, geese and swans and compete for a big prize: a commemorative federal stamp. The Junior Duck Stamp program is also a great opportunity for students to get out and explore wildlife for themselves. To arrange an outing to a local Wildlife Refuge or to inquire about a free Junior Duck Stamp program for your school, contact Jason Hunnicutt at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 943.527.8069.
Open to public, private and home-schooled South Carolina students, participants compete in four grade groups (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12). The overall South Carolina “Best of Show” competes in the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. The winner will have his or her artwork turned into a postage stamp sold by the U.S. Postal Service and other vendors. Proceeds from the sales support environmental and conservation education efforts.
The artwork of the winning students in the South Carolina Contest will be exhibited at several locations throughout the year, including the 32nd Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, held Downtown Charleston from Feb 14-16, 2014.
For full contest rules, guidelines and requirements please download the 2014 Contest Overview & Rules. The deadline for all entries is January 10, 2014.
SEWE thanks our sponsor, Ducks Unlimited, and our partner SCDNR, who help to ensure the continuance of this important program.
Mary Roberts, SC Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator | SEWE Marketing Director | email@example.com | 843.723.1748
Youth Guide – Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program *A supplement to the Educator Guide, this includes all the information and instructions learners will need to explore waterfowl and wetlands in their communities.
DEADLINE: January 10, 2014
MAIL ALL ENTRIES TO:
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Attn: Mary Roberts
P.O. Box 20635
Charleston, SC 29413