Bethany Cooper Wins Nebraska Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Bethany Cooper Wins Nebraska Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Bethany Cooper Wins Nebraska Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Bethany Cooper Wins Nebraska Junior Duck Stamp Contest

LINCOLN, Neb. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Bethany Cooper of Harrisburg earned Best of Show among more than 650 statewide entries in the 2009 Nebraska Junior Duck Stamp Contest. She also won last year.

Bethany Cooper’s winning entry in the 2009 Nebraska Junior Duck Stamp Contest will be used to create the 2010 Nebraska Waterfowl Stamp.

The 17-year-old Banner County High School student’s acrylic painting of a wood duck will be used to create the 2010 Nebraska Waterfowl Stamp and was sent to the national competition, to be held in Washington, D.C., on April 22.

The winner of the national competition will receive $5,000, a trip to Washington, D.C., and have his or her art used to make the 2008-2009 Junior Duck Stamp. Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps, which cost $5, support conservation education.

Information for next year’s contest will be posted on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Internet homepage at http://duckstamps.fws.gov.