Update: Dylan won first place in his age group and overall Best in Show. His Ruddy Duck will be judged on the national level April 17. For the next year, Blue Beak in Flight will travel the United States with all of the best in show winners from the other 49 states and territories.
This acrylic painting of a Ruddy Duck is going to be submitted for the Junior Federal Duck Stamp competition. Dylan really enjoyed learning about the duck and its habitat. His conservation message, “Preserving the beauty of waterfowl and their habitat is a reflection of humanity’s soul.”