Be Proactive. PHOTOS BY M.J. NEUBERGER In addition to design winners, other Kennard students were selected for Young Artist Awards in Maryland's Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition. The Maryland Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program (JDS) is a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The Duck Stamp sells for $25 and raises about $40 million each year to protect wetland habitat in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Threats of harming another Internet images can't do justice to the quality of these masterworks. Thank you for all of your comments, ideas, photos and support! racist or sexually-oriented language. Proceeds from the sale of Black Bear Conservation Stamps and other related items are added to the Black Bear Compensation Fund, used to compensate Maryland farmers experiencing agricultural damage caused by black bears. We cover all of Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties; along with the Southern portions of Anne Arundel and Prince George’s County. The event was held at Patuxent Research Refuge, in Laurel, Maryland. A panel of judges chose the winners on March 16 at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in front of an enthusiastic crowd of contestants and fans. He is well known for his paintings of Maryland's waterfowl, the Eastern Shore, and landscapes of the Mid-Atlantic States. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. Thank you! SoMDC appreciates all feedback from the community, along with tips, pictures, articles contributed, and support. This page has been updated and replaced as part of the DNREC Web Reboot Project. accounts, the history behind an article. You have permission to edit this article. SoMDC covers every aspect of the SoMD Region and will continue to grow with the community. (You can unsubscribe anytime), David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. Join our email list! Please support us by making a contribution. The Federal Duck Stamp, formally known as the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, is an adhesive stamp issued by the United States federal government that must be purchased prior to hunting for migratory waterfowl such as ducks and geese. There was an error processing your request. Required fields are marked *. The bear stamps, and other related items, can be purchased through the department’s online store. You'll find individual Guest Books on the page with each announcement. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in... LeRoy’s acrylic will serve as the 2020-’21 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp—also known as the “Duck Stamp”—which will go on sale in June 2020. In September, following two days of competition, Eddie LeRoy of Eufala, Alabama, was declared winner of the Federal Duck Stamp competition for his painting of a pair of black-bellied whistling ducks. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Dave is the only 6-time winner of the prestigious Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Contest (bka Duck Stamps). Error! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. PHOTOS BY M.J. NEUBERGER In addition to design winners, other Kennard students were selected for Young Artist Awards in Maryland's Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition. The Southern Maryland Chronicle(SoMDC) is an all-digital news source for SoMD. Don't Threaten. Bealle's painting of an American wigeon will be made into the 2010-2011 Federal Duck Stamp, which will go on sale in late June 2010. Richard Clifton of Delaware won the 2021-2022 Federal Duck Stamp competition. Just click on the button below and submit a form. Use the 'Report' link on We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. person will not be tolerated. Success! The event was held at Patuxent Research Refuge, in Laurel, Maryland. Share with Us. If you have an existing account with this site, you may log in with that below. We send out a weekly email! each comment to let us know of abusive posts. that is degrading to another person. Robert Bealle an artist from Waldorf, Maryland, took top honors at the 2009 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Top stories in Queen Anne's County delivered to your inbox at 7:00 a.m. each weekday. Otherwise, you can create an account by clicking on the Log in button below, and then register to create your account. The deadline every year is Feb 1. Hearing for salmon farm at country club property set for 6 p.m.Thursday. “I am honored and excited to win this year’s stamp contest,” said Putt, who was in attendance for the judging event. Don't knowingly lie about anyone Eligible species for this year’s contest were the black-bellied whistling duck, emperor goose, American black duck, bufflehead and northern shoveler. Your email address will not be published. or anything. Gerald Putt, of Boiling Springs, Pa, won the 45th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest with his beautiful painting “The Resting Place,” featuring a hen and drake wood duck, complete with leg band. More by David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor. Ashleigh Jabinski, a fifth grader at Kennard Elementary School, won second place in her age group for the Maryland Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design competition. The Maryland Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program is run by Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resourceshfjh, Annual Contests Draw Attention to Wildlife Management. 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Top stories in Dorchester County delivered to your inbox at 6 a.m. every Friday. These Kennard Elementary School students won Honorable Mention in Maryland’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition. “Every entry showcases the talents of some gifted artists, while supporting important conservation efforts to help us understand and protect our wildlife.”. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. Be Truthful. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Black Bear Conservation and Migratory Game Bird stamp design contests. This is her third win in ten years. Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from The Southern Maryland Chronicle. This is Clifton’s second stamp win; his art previously captured the 2007-2008 stamp crown. It is also used to gain entrance to National Wildlife Refuges that normally charge for admission. Email subscribers may receive subscriber-only discounts, news, and tips. His painted portrayal of a single swimming lesser scaup drake topped the 138-entry field and was crowned the winner. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Pictured are Landon Hamilton, John Smigo, Taylor Schaefer, and Natalee Benfield. 800-766-1670 | 207-594-9544 Pictured are: Kaitlin Karns, Lauren Porter, Elizabeth Rife, Chloe McLaughlin, Bradley King, Emily Lanehart; Hannah Glielmi, Madison Ascione, Justin Henderson, Nathan Kent, Trysten Labrier, Gracie Herman, Alex Wilhelm, and Hailie Ocus. “These artists are extremely talented,” said US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, “and the quality of the art is matched by the incredible conservation work funded by Duck Stamp sales.”, Your email address will not be published. Rebecca Latham of Hastings, Minn. won the 23rd Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest with her painting, “Explorer.” The artwork portrayed a lone black bear with fall colors. By sharing a positive thought you add happiness to the lives of those who are reaching a new life milestone. The judges for this year’s contest were artist Walter Matia, biologist Brian K. Schmidt, conservation partner and philatelist David Elwing, artist Wayne Knight and artist Peggy Watkins. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! By Joe Healy. The new location for this page is. “I consider Maryland to be the home of waterfowl hunting.”. He is the first Maryland artist to win the Federal Duck Stamp Contest in 44 years. When News Matters, It Matters Where You Get Your News. Keep it Clean. I n September, following two days of competition, Eddie LeRoy of Eufala, Alabama, was declared winner of the Federal Duck Stamp competition for his painting of a pair of black-bellied whistling ducks. 680 Commercial StreetRockport, Maine 04856 PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. “Congratulations to the winning entries and thank you to everyone who submitted artwork this year,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. Top stories in Kent County delivered to your inbox at 6 a.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We accept many different kinds of announcements. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Be Nice. Robert is a life long Maryland resident and a three time winner of the Maryland Duck Stamp contest (1994, 2003, and 2008), one of the oldest State programs in the country. Now, more than ever, the world needs trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. The artwork will be featured on the stamps hunters purchase to hunt all migratory game birds in the state, with the proceeds funding migratory game bird research and habitat enhancement on public lands. [email protected]. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Black Bear Conservation and Migratory Game Bird stamp design contests.. A panel of judges chose the winners on March 16 at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in front of an enthusiastic crowd of contestants and fans. Cory McLaughlin of Wells, Texas, placed second with his oil painting of a black-bellied whistling-duck pair, and Frank Mittelstadt of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, took third place with his acrylic of a bufflehead pair. Her entry will tour the state for about a year. We'd love to hear eyewitness