Texas Junior Duck Stamp
Design Contest Winners

One Hundred winning art entries were selected on March 26, 2008 during the Texas Junior Duck Stamp Contest at the Pearland Bass Pro Shop.   The 2008 Best of Show honors go to eighteen year old Seokkyun Hong from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas.   He submitted an oil painting on canvas of a Nene (Hawaiian Duck).   His teacher Terri Muldoon said, "Seokkyun is truly one of the most talented and persistently hard-working art students I have ever been privileged to teach.   His art work is his gateway to the world at large.   I eagerly await to see the art he will create as he explores new experiences in college and beyond."   He will receive a $300 saving bond, a framed wildlife print, and copy of the "Duck Stamp Story".   All entrants are awarded certificates of appreciation.

Hong's painting was selected from a field of 373 entries, of talented students throughout the state.   The five judges who assembled for the difficult task of selecting this year's winners were Bob and Rita Dumaine of the Sam Houston Duck Co., Bill Baker with Reliant Energy, Storey Sloan from Storey Sloan Galleries, and Laszlo Perlaky with Natural Perl Photography.

–USFWS Press Release [Download]

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program


Federal Junior Duck Stamp
2008/2009


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Seokkyun Hong – 18 years old
Nene Goose – Oil on Canvas
Hillcrest H.S., Dallas
Teacher: Terri Muldoon

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Texas Junior Duck Stamp
2008
First Place, Group IV


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Susie Choi – 16 years old
Masked Duck – Prisma Color Pencil
Memorial H.S., Houston
Teacher: Marilyn Guernot



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Alexander Santos – 16 years old
Northern Pintail – Prisma Color Pencil
Pasadena Memorial H.S., Houston
Teacher: Victor Raygoza


Texas Junior Duck Stamp
2008
First Place, Group III


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Barry Carter – 13 years old
Cinnamon Teal – Color Pencil
Magnolia J.H., Magnolia
Teacher: Kent Beyers



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Angela Ko – 14 years old
Blue-winged Teal – Color Pencil
Academy of Dreamart, Dallas
Teacher: Jung Moon



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Daniel Pak – 15 years old
White-fronted Goose – Color Pencil
Academy of Dreamart, Dallas
Teacher: Jung Moon


Texas Junior Duck Stamp
2008
First Place, Group II


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Yu Jin Kim – 12 years old
Ring-necked Duck – Color Pencil
Academy of Dreamart, Dallas
Teacher: Jung Moon



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Min Sin – 9 years old
Rossís Goose – Acrylic & Color Pencil
Academy of Dreamart, Dallas
Teacher: Jung Moon



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Eva Marie Inay – 12 years old
Northern Pintail – Oil Pastel
Midway Intermediate, Waco
Teacher: Robert Meek


Texas Junior Duck Stamp
2008
First Place, Group I


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Amber Klesel – 9 years old
Spectacled Eider – Oil Pastel
Paratore School of Art, Santa Fe
Teacher: Gay Paratore



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Laura Martinez – 8 years old
Black-bellied Whistling Duck – oil pastel
Our Lady of Fatima, Texas City
Teacher: Gay Paratore



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Megan McGuire – 6 years old
Canada Goose – Oil Pastel
Paratore School of Art, Santa Fe
Teacher: Gay Paratore