The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that a painting of snow geese by Peter Coulter 17, of Washington, Mo., has been named the winner of the 2013 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest.
Coulter’s acrylic painting of a pair of snow geese will appear on the 2013-2014 Junior Duck Stamp, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sells for $5 to raise funds for environmental education.
“On behalf of the Fish and Wildlife Service, I congratulate Peter on his excellent work, and look forward to seeing his art on the 2013-2014 Junior Duck Stamp,” said Steve Guertin, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s deputy director for policy, who served as one of the contest judges. “His art, and that of every one of the thousands of schoolchildren who participated in the Junior Duck Stamp Contest, is a testament to the beauty and wonder of the natural world we seek to conserve for future generations.”
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is the culmination of a year-long Junior Duck Stamp conservation program used by educators across the nation. This year, more than 29,000 students participated in state Junior Duck Stamp competitions.