Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
Deer Flat NWR
13751 Upper Embankment Rd Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-467-9278
Fax: 208-467-1019

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Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest

Do you want to combine your love of art and your love of wildlife? Then participate in the annual Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition.

2014 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest Best of Show drawing

"Wood Ducks ," 2014 Idaho Best of Show (Nicholas Maybon, age 16, Twin Falls)


What is It?
The Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition is part of a larger conservation education program (curriculum available) for students from kindergarten through high school. Students learn about environmental science and habitat conservation--and gain a greater awareness of the Nation's natural resources--by developing a design for the annual Junior Duck Stamp.

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2014 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest 2nd Best of Show drawing

"Gliding Through the Marsh ," 2014 Idaho 2nd Best of Show (Libbie Wright, age 16, Athol)


How Can You Participate?
All Idaho students can enter their duck stamp artwork into the statewide contest. Entries are judged in four categories: grades K-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12.

Not sure how to begin? Here are some pointers about how to draw a duck!

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The entry deadline is March 15th every year. Submit entries to the Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Program Coordinator:

Susan Kain
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
13751 Upper Embankment Road
Nampa, ID 83686
(208) 467-9278

2014 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest 3nd Best of Show drawing
"Pintails of the North" 2014 Idaho 3rd Best of Show (Amber Austin, Age 16, Chubbuck)


Contest Prizes
All students that submit a contest entry receive a certificate of participation. Twenty-five ribbons are awarded to winning entries in each age group.

The winning artwork in Idaho will be submitted to a national Junior Duck Stamp contest. The winning artwork in the national contest adorns the next Junior Duck Stamp. In addition, the first place winner in the national contest receives a $5000 cash award. The second and third place winners in the national contest receive $3000 and $2000 cash awards.

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Most recent winners of the Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

Category 1 (Grades K-3)

Category 2 (Grades 4-6)

Category 3 (Grades 7-9)

Category 4 (Grades 10-12)

Last updated: April 8, 2014