PARTICIPATE IN OUR ART AND CONSERVATION DESIGN CONTEST!

The judging for the 2021 Junior Duck Stamp National Contest will begin on April 16, 2021 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 25, 2021.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020-2021 JUNIOR DUCK STAMP ARTIST!

Painting of a harlequin duck

Madison Grimm, a 13-year-old from South Dakota, took top honors in the Service’s National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest with her acrylic rendition of a wood duck. Her artwork will grace the 2020-2021 Junior Duck Stamp, which will go on sale June 26 and supports conservation education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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 curriculum.

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.

READY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!

  1. Review the  annual brochure (6.5MB) and print out entry forms ( English (740.9KB) /  Spanish (1.1MB)).
  2. Read the contest rules carefully and make sure you meet eligibility requirements.
  3. Begin researching and preparing your entry.
  4. Fill in the entry form ( English (740.9KB) /  Spanish (1.1MB)) and reference form ( English (244.5KB) /  Spanish (316.1KB)) (if required) completely and affix to the back of your entry.
  5. Mail your entry to your state coordinator by the deadline. It’s as simple as that!

CONTEST ELIGIBILITY – WHO MAY PARTICIPATE?

Any K-12 student attending public, private or  homeschool (1.3MB) 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 or community activity (1.5MB)

Questions?  Contact:

Anna Anderson
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center
8123 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
307-251-2857

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