King Eider Painting Wins 2014 Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Is it just Kyle Wintersteen's imagination, or has the Junior Duck Stamp Contest started to rival the adult competition?

Is it me or has the Junior Duck Stamp Contest begun to rival the adult competition? Hot on the heels of last year's stunning—if not controversial—winning canvasback painting by Madison Grimm, 16-year-old Si youn Kim's depiction of a king eider is no less impressive.

A native of Tenafly, N.J., Kim's acrylic painting will appear on the 2014-2015 Junior Duck Stamp. Proceeds from each $5 stamp, which go on sale this summer, support conservation education.

The competition's runners-up included:

2nd Place
Andrew Kneeland, 16, of Rock Springs, Wyoming
Acrylic painting of a trumpeter swan with cygnets

3rd Place
Jiahe Qu, 15, of Chandler, Arizona
Acrylic painting of a hooded merganser.

For more information, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Junior Duck Stamp Program. Congrats to all contestants on their fine artwork.

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