An Ellsworth High School student had his drawing selected as Best in Show during a statewide competition to crown Maine’s winner of the 2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest last week.
Kyle Lima’s drawing of a northern pintail was chosen from among 473 entries in the contest; His winning drawing will now be including in an exhibit that will tour the U.S. over the coming year, and will be judge against other state winners in the national contest.
According to a U.S. Department of the Interior press release, the contest is organized each year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Students create original artwork showing North American ducks, geese or swans in their natural habitats.
The first-place national design is used to create the Federal Junior Duck Stamp. Those stamps are sold for $5, with proceeds used to support environmental education by providing awards and scholarships for students, teachers and schools.