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PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (10/9/2013) – Callaway Gardens® is proud to host the 2013 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit. This year is the 21st anniversary of the Junior Duck Stamp program, which is made available through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to promote conservation through the arts.

Each year Georgia youth participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest. Students in grades K-12 select a North American duck, goose or swan; research the species and its habitat; then depict the bird in an artistic medium.

Following the competition, the artwork goes on an exhibition tour around Georgia. The exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT in the Daisy Classroom of Callaway Gardens’ Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center through Oct. 31, 2013.

Winners on the state level receive prizes and certificates. The Best of Show winner competes nationally for thousands of dollars in scholarships. Euna Oh, a 15-year-old artist from Walton High School, won Best of Show. Grace Jackson, 14, from The Savannah Country Day School was the Georgia 2013 Conservation Message Winner. The works from both of these artists along with all of the Georgia winners can be seen and enjoyed at Callaway Gardens.

Federal Junior Duck Stamps may be purchased for $5, plus shipping and handling by calling 1-800-STAMP-2-4. For more detailed information on this program, visit http://duckstamps.fws.gov.

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