Junior Duck Stamp Contest First-Place Winners, 2011

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all who entered this year's contest!

Following are the 1st-place winners selected in each of four age groups:
Group IV
- Grades 10-12, Group III - Grades 7-9, Group II - Grades 4-6, and Group I - Grades K-3. (Each category has three first-place winners.) An exhibit of the first-place winning artwork will be on display at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03301 from April 30 through May 13, 2011.

NEWS MEDIA: For hi-res/print-ready image of the Best-of-Show painting, click on the image below; other images may also be available for print; contact jane.vachon@wildlife.nh.gov.

Northern Shoveler, by Michaella Wiss
"Taking a Dip" - oil painting of a Northern Shoveler
by Michaella Wiss, age 16, of Weare, N.H, (Group IV)
[Media -- For high-resolution image, click on photo above.]

blue-winged teal, by Morgan Monty
Mallard by Meghan Michel

 "Blue-winged Teal Enjoying A Mid-day Nap"
Dip pen and ink drawing by Morgan Monty, age 16, of Stoddard, N.H. (Group IV)

 "Breaking Free" - Mallard
Oil painting by Meghan Michel, age 13, of Greenland, N.H. (Group III); Barn Art Studio

American widgeon by Zoe Railing
Mallard by Katie Blonski

"Happiness Speaks" - American Wigeon
Oil on canvas by Zoe Railing, age 12, of Greenland, N.H. (Group III). Barn Art Studio

"A Summer Drift" - Mallard
By Katie Blonski, age 12, of Brentwood, N.H.
Oil, pastel, crayon and color pencil on LaCarte paper. (Group III). Seacoast Charter School

Redhead Duck by Samantha Merrill

Northern Pintail by Caren Connor

"Nature's Harmony" - Redhead Duck
Oil painting by Samantha Merrill, age 11, of Stratham, N.H. (Group II). Barn Art Studio

 "Taking Flight" - Northern Pintail
Oil painting by Caren Connor, age 11, of Fremont, N.H. (Group II). Barn Art Studio
Ring-necked Duck by Magnus Johnson
Wood Duck by Russell Erwin

"Bathing Beauty" - Ring-necked Duck
Oil painting by Magnus Johnson, age 10, of North Hampton, N.H. (Group II). Barn Art Studio

 "Wood Duck" by Russell Erwin, age 6, of Bedford, N.H. (Group I). Conservation message: "Ducks need good places to live."
Green-winged Teal by John Erwin
Northern Pintail by Ella Erwin

 "Green-winged Teal"
Watercolor painting by John Erwin, age 8 of Goffstown, N.H. (Group I).

 "Northern Pintail"
Watercolor painting by Ella Erwin, age 8, of Bedford, N.H. (Group I).

For more information on the Junior Duck Stamp art contest, held annually in New Hampshire, CLICK HERE.


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