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||Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp is only $5 and makes a beautiful collector's item. Call toll free, 1-888-534-0400 to order a Federal Junior Duck Stamp. All proceeds from the sale of this stamp go right back into the program.
For information on the Federal Duck Stamp Contest for adults, call (202) 208-4354 or visit their web site.
About the Contest:
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, based on the adult Federal Duck Stamp Contest, was established in 1990 to use art to promote greater awareness of our nation's living resources. Students are encouraged to learn about the habitat and behavior of their favorite waterfowl as they sketch their entry for the contest. To download this year's informational brochure, click http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/.
Hawai‘i joined this program in 1996, allowing keiki (children) from all around the islands to participate in this wonderful educational experience. This annual contest is open to all private, public and home schooled students from kindergarten through high school.
How to Enter:
The entry must be a horizontal drawing or painting 9 inches high and 12 inches wide, and not exceeding 1/4 inch in thickness.
Entries must not be framed, under glass, or have a protective covering that is attached to the entry. You may choose the medium of your entry and it may be either multicolor or black and white. Entries must be handdrawn - electronically or mechanically generated art will not be accepted. Only one entry per person is allowed.
Entries are divided into four grade groups (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12). Three first, second, and third place winners, and 16 honorable mentions are chosen from each group. The State Best of Show is chosen from the first place winners.
Contest deadline is March 15. For complete contest regulations and application, please contact your state coordinator.
• use bright, bold, and warm colors
• make sure the habitat and anatomy are correct
• keep it simple, remember, it is a stamp design
Species permitted in the contest:
|American Black Duck
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Fulvous Whistling DuckGadwall
Greater White-fronted Goose
Hooded Merganser King Eider
Ring-necked DuckRoss Goose
Hawaiian Duck / Koloa - Photo credit Hob Osterlund
Hawaiian Goose / Nēnē - Photo credit Hob Osterlund
Laysan Duck - Photo credit Jimmy Breeden
State Best of Show
The State Best of Show is chosen from the first place winners from each of the four grade groups and is forwarded to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national contest.
National Contest Winners
The following scholarships will be awarded:
National First Place: $1,000
National Second Place: $500
National Third Place: $200
Conservation Message First Place: $200
The National Best of Show artwork is used on the Federal Junior Duck Stamp.
Please contact the Hawai‘i State Coordinator for more information:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Pacific Islands Office
300 Ala Moana Blvd, Room 5-231
Honolulu, HI 96813