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Delaware Junior Duck Stamp Program to host art and conservation competition

The Delaware Junior Duck Stamp Program will host an art and conservation statement competition, a national art competition that is held each spring to select the design for the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp. Each state will submit its best of show artwork and statement for the national competition.

Competitors who participate will choose a waterfowl from a list of species on the official U.S. Fish and Wildlife webpage and draw a live portrayal of that species in its habitat demonstrating its natural behavior.

“For the judging process they’re not looking for just the waterfowl but its surroundings and behaviors, as well, because that’s the driver in conservation for the program, and showing that they learned something,” said Autumn Starcher, Junior Duck Stamp Program state coordinator.

Submissions must be post-marked to the state 4-H office no later than March 15, 2017. The judging event will be held on March 28 at the New Castle County 4-H office, and is open to the public.