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October 30, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) -- Young artists in grades K to 12 are invited to free workshops to enter the 20th annual California State Junior Duck Stamp competition. The event is sponsored by Pacific South West Art (PSWA) and Heritage of the Americas Museum. All students who enter will receive a certificate form the State of California Fish and Game Department and be eligible for ribbons and awards.

As a special feature, the student’s artwork  (9” x 12” painting or drawing) will be displayed at PSWA’s annual international decoy carving competition Feb. 11 and 12, 2012, at Liberty Station in San Diego. After the carvers show, PSWA will ship the artwork directly to the State for the annual Jr. stamp competition. 

There are no fees for the entrants. The goal is for each child to learn about  conservation through the duck stamp program, drawing techniques, competition rules and an awareness of art opportunities.

Each State in the U.S. selects winners in the various age divisions and the first place winners go on to compete at the Federal level for the prize of $5000.

The first meeting will be an orientation, November 5, 2011, allowing for questions and further art and drawing details. Parents or legal guardians must attend the meeting as most of the guidelines will be directed to the adult who must ultimately sign the competition entry and release. All meetings/workshops will be held at the Heritage of the Americas Museum on Saturdays.

For registration please call: (619) 447-5510 or email: gloriachadwick@yahoo.com

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