Chowon Kim, age 17, of Bayside, New York, has been chosen as the Best of Show winner of the 2020-2021 New York Junior Duck Stamp Competition. Kim’s impressive acrylic rendering of a hooded merganser, entitled “Natural Heritage” was selected from 84 entries in this year’s New York-wide contest. Kim is a student at the Bon Art Academy.
Kim’s piece will be part of the National Junior Duck Stamp Competition on Friday, April 17, 2020. The national winner’s artwork will be featured on this year’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp, available for purchase at several outlets listed here: https://www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program/buy-junior-duck-stamps.php
We wish Chowon Kim the best of luck in the national competition!
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others.” Typical entry numbers for New York near 400; this year was surprising low. We encourage K-12 student and teachers to learn more! Information can be found here: https://www.fws.gov//birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program.php or email the New York State Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.