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Enter the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest!

2013 JDS Best of Show 512x384The Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students may articulate their newfound knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.

Attention all kids grades K-12! Put your art skills to the test by participating in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp contest! Every year, students from around the United States submit art work to their state, territory or district competition. Art work is judged in four groups (grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12) with three 1st place, three 2nd place, three 3rd place, and 16 Honorable Mentions awarded in each group. Place winners receive a prize; all winners receive certificates, recognition and ribbons. Washington Best in Show continues on to the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, where first through third place winners receive a $1,000, $500 and $200 cash prize respectively. The winning design of the national contest is used for the $5 Junior Duck stamp, sales of which are used to provide funding for K-12 environmental education programs. If interested in entering the contest, check out http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/ for details and entry applications. Any K-12 student attending public, private, or home schools in the United States and U.S. Territories are eligible to enter. The deadline to enter this year’s contest for Washington State is March 15. Feel free to contact Michael Schramm with any questions at 360-753-9467 or by email at michael_schramm@fws.gov.
Page Photo Credits — 2013 Best of Show, art by Emmie Dong
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2014
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