Since its inception in 1989, the Connecticut Waterfowl Association (CWA) has coordinated the Connecticut Junior Duck Stamp Art (CT JRDS) Contest in Connecticut. The CT JRDS uses a science based art curriculum to educate students from kindergarten to high school about waterfowl habitat and conservation principles. The “Final Project” for these curricula is the Duck Stamp Painting.
The 2019 contest judging was held on March 22, 2019 at Cabela’s in East Hartford. The winning image featured a pair of flying Blue-winged Teal painted by Sophie Archer.Sophie’s painting was the overall contest winner and the best in the Group 3 grades 7-9.
Sophie is a “repeat” winner in the CT JRDS, having taken home awards in previous contests.