Indiana Junior Duck Stamp winners announced

Judging for the annual Indiana Junior Duck Stamp Contest was conducted virtually with five judges April 4.

There were 203 student entries in the contest this year.

Camryn Temple, an 18-year-old student from North Liberty, won the Best of Show award with her entry of a mallard duck. Her entry has been forwarded to the national Junior Duck Stamp Contest to compete against other state winners in the judging this month.

Three Seymour Middle School students, Dominique Alfara, Kylan Ellerbe and Tori Fee, received honorable mention in the seventh to ninth grade division.

The contest is designed to promote learning about waterfowl and conservation by creating art. The student contest is a smaller version of the adult federal Duck Stamp art contest.

The national Junior Duck Stamp Contest winner receives a cash award and a free trip to Washington, D.C., for the Federal Duck Stamp art competition judging. The national Junior Duck Stamp winner’s entry also is made into a collectible stamp.

The Indiana Junior Duck Stamp Contest is judged in four age categories with three first-, second- and third-place winners in each age category, plus 16 honorable mentions if there are enough entries.