PARTICIPATE IN OUR ART AND CONSERVATION DESIGN CONTEST!
The judging for the 2023 Junior Duck Stamp National Contest will be held at the end of March/beginning of April and a winner will be announced when judging is completed. The winning art will be made into a stamp, which goes on sale beginning June 2023.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021-2022 JUNIOR DUCK STAMP ARTIST!
Madison Grimm, a 15-year-old from South Dakota, took top honors in the Service’s National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest with her acrylic rendition of a male green-winged teal. Her artwork graces the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp, which went on sale June 2022 and supports conservation education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. See the winning artwork.
All students in kindergarten through grade twelve are encouraged to participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program annual art and conservation message contest as part of the Junior Duck Stamp Program
The art and conservation message competition serve as the “final project” – an opportunity for students to share what they have learned about waterfowl and habitat conservation through the curriculum or through their own study and observation.
Purchasing Junior and Federal Duck Stamps
Purchasing Federal Duck Stamps and Junior Duck Stamps is very easy! We offer a variety of methods for you to purchase the annual stamps – whether you need one for migratory bird hunting, admittance to a national wildlife refuge, as part of your stamp or art collection, showcasing different wildlife species, or because you just want an easy and effective way to support habitat conservation and wildlife education.
READY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!
- Review the Junior Duck Stamp Rules Brochure and print out entry forms (English / Spanish).
- Read the contest rules carefully and make sure you meet eligibility requirements.
- Begin researching and preparing your entry.
- Fill in the entry form (English / Spanish) and reference form (if required) completely and affix to the back of your entry.
- Mail your entry to your state coordinator by March 15th. It’s as simple as that!
CONTEST ELIGIBILITY – WHO MAY PARTICIPATE?
Any K-12 student attending public, private or homeschool in the United States and the U.S. Territories is eligible to enter, as long as you are a U.S. Citizen, resident alien, or national (a social security number, Green Card or Visa will be required for all Best of Show winners). U.S. Citizens attending schools abroad may enter through their legal state of residence. Students may enter through their school, as a home project or as a part of a youth activity.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
39983 Refuge Rd
Valentine, NE 69201