Environmental Education at Deer Flat
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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.
"Wood Ducks ," 2014 Idaho Best of Show (Nicholas Maybon, age 16, Twin
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.
"Gliding Through the Marsh ," 2014 Idaho 2nd Best of Show (Libbie Wright, age 16,
Can You Participate?
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!
The entry deadline is
March 15th every year. Submit entries to the Idaho Junior Duck Stamp
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
13751 Upper Embankment Road
Nampa, ID 83686
"Pintails of the North" 2014 Idaho 3rd Best of Show
(Amber Austin, Age 16, Chubbuck)
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.
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)