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2018 Junior Duck Stamp Program Conservation and Design Contest


All artwork has been submitted to the Junior Duck Stamp Program Conservation and Design Contest. Our students spent three weeks in January and February, working hard to create their duck stamp artwork in order to participate in the competition.

The Junior Duck Stamp Program, founded in 1993, combines art and science to teach children about the habitat and environmental needs of waterfowl. The curriculum aims to inspire appreciation for wildlife and a sense of responsibility for their conservational needs. This competition is open to students from kindergarten to high school and is initially judged on a state by state basis. Students are judged in four groups according to grade level: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Each age group has three 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as sixteen honorable mention winners. Each state will select a "Best of Show" from the twelve 1st place winners to represent them at the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest.

In past contests, many YMM students have won regional prizes. In 2017, we had three students win a medal: Alan Lam (K-3), honorable mention; Rebecca Chen (K-3) staff pick; and Samantha Yap (10-12) 1st place. In 2015, Ashley Wang (7-9) received 1st place.Our students created two-dimensional natural habitats for their chosen species of North American waterfowl. They studied their waterfowl's anatomy, coloring, food source and habitat. Each student created a thoughtful representation of a duck, goose or swan and learned so much in the process!

Good luck students! We will find out the results soon!