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  • Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program

    The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program uses art and science to teach students in grades K through 12 the value of wetlands and the waterfowl that use them. Through educational curriculum, students are exposed to a variety of topics covering waterfowl, habitat and ways to conserve both. By entering the Junior Duck Stamp art contest, students can show off what they've learned visually.

    2012 Marked the 20th Anniversary of the Junior Duck Stamp Program - Curriculum Now Available

    As a way to celebrate 20+ years, the Junior Duck Stamp Program has updated its curriculum. This curriculum was field tested by environmental educators, teachers, biologists and others. There are two guides available: an educators guide and a youth guide. Each contains lessons plans with a variety of activities focusing on scientific principles and fun. The guides target children in grades 5 to 8. 

    How do I enter the Junior Duck Stamp art contest?

    Each year thousands of students across the nation enter the contest. In 2014, 352 students in grades K through 12 participated in Michigan. Public schools, private schools and students from home schools were represented. At each state, territory or district competition, 100 winners are chosen with one top winner, called the "Best of Show." The Best of Show's then compete in the national competition. One image is selected to become the Federal Junior Duck Stamp.

    Entries for the Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest are due by March 15 of every year. Artwork must be of a North American duck, goose or swan. Registration information can be found on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge's Junior Duck Stamp Program webpage. You may also visit the Federal Junior Duck Stamp webpage for more information on the contest. 

    Great awards and prizes for your students 

    All students who enter receive a personalized certificate and their artwork is returned. All first through third place pieces are kept for displays across the state and returned within one year. Three first place, three second place, and three third place winners and up to 16 honorable mention winners are awarded in each of the four age categories...that's 100 winners altogether! A special awards ceremony is held each spring at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge for all first through third place winners. Prizes in past years have included gift certificates, art supplies, backpacks and more. In addition, each year several teachers who go "above and beyond" are recognized and given gift certificates for art supplies.

    Where can I get a Junior Duck Stamp?

    You can get your Junior Duck Stamp at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.  Junior Duck Stamps cost $5 each and can also be purchased at many U.S. Post Offices. Proceeds from the sale of these stamps benefit the Junior Duck Stamp Program. To purchase a stamp, contact Shiawassee NWR at 989-759-1669 or the U.S. Postal Service at 800-782-6724.

    2015 Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Contest 

    In Michigan, the 2015 Junior Duck Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) at the Shiawassee NWR, was supported by the USFWS Migratory Bird Office, Friends of Shiawassee NWR, Ducks Unlimited, Shiawassee NWR Volunteers, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, The Conservation Fund, Northwood University, and Congressman Dale Kildee's Saginaw Office. 

    If you wish to host the travel display, contact Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, at 989-759-1669.

  • 2014 Michigan Best of Show Winner

    2014 BOS Michigan

    Alexandra Greenfelder, Chesaning High School, Chesaning

  • Group I: Grades K-3 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Group 1: Grades K-3 - Cynthia Liu

    Cynthia Liu , Art Corner, Ann Arbor 

  • Group I: Grades K-3 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Group 1: Grades K-3 - Daniel Qin

     Daniel Qin, Paris Art Studio, Canton

  • Group I: Grades K-3 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Group 1: Grades K-3 - Kevin Xu

    Kevin Xu , Paris Art Studio, Canton

  • Group I: Grades K-3 Second Place

    Aidan Donley, Steppingstone School, Farmington Hills
    Alicia Qin, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Jenna Loachridge, North Elementary, Birch Run

  • Group I: Grades K-3 Third Place

    Ella Zhang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Gracie Hou, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Rumei Zha, Paris Art Studio, Canton

  • Group I: Grades K-3 Honorable Mention

    Yan Chen, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Grace Dai, Paris Art Studio, Canton 
    Ella Gong, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Puran Ryan Wang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Casey Jiang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Angie Zhou, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Allison Guo, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Grace Liu, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Logan McGuire, North Elementary, Birch Run
    Jacob Capps, Lake Area Christian School, Sturgis
    Zoe Miller, Lake Area Christian School, Sturgis
    Hannah Deng, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Charles Kennedy, North Elementary, Birch Run 
    Amanda Zhang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Allyson Voelker, North Elementary, Birch Run 
    Matthew Jia, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • Group II: Grades 4-6 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Group II: Grades 4-6 First Place - Renee Cheng

    Renee Cheng, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • Group II: Grades 4-6 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Group II: Grades 4-6 First Place - Grace Zheng

    Grace Zheng, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • Group II: Grades 4-6 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Group II: Grades 4-6 First Place - Grace Ma

    Grace Ma, Paris Art Studio, Canton

  • Group II: Grades 4-6 Second Place

    Jannet Jia, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Brian Hu, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Tony Zhao, Paris Art Studio, Canton 

  • Group II: Grades 4-6 Third Place

    Jennifer Zhu, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Sydney Jiang, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Meghan Guo, Paris Art Studio, Canton

  • Group II: Grades 4-6 Honorable Mention

    Mitchell Doyle, Goodwillie Environmental School, Ada
    Anne Ye, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Amanda Bearden, Bloomfield Hills
    Keelie Jones, Handy Middle School, Bay City
    Jason Wang, Paris Art Studio, Canton 
    Bolin Li, Paris Art Studio, Canton 
    Lindsay Bock, Steppingstone School, Farmington Hills
    Julia Shen, Paris Art Studio, Canton 
    Ethan Van Valkenburg, Goodwillie Environmental School, Ada 
    Maya Sheth, Steppingstone School, Farmington Hills
    Tiffany Xu, Paris Art Studio, Canton 
    Katharine Shao, Paris Art Studio, Canton 
    Lucy Duan, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Christina Cai, Paris Art Studio, Canton 
    Christina Lin, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Erin Shi, Paris Art Studio, Canton 

  • Group III: Grades 7-9 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Group III: Grades 7-9 First Place - Jessica Chen

    Jessica Chen,Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • Group III: Grades 7-9 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Group III: Grades 7-9 First Place - Hanna Xu

    Hanna Xu, Art Corner, Ann Arbor     

  • Group III: Grades 7-9 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Grades 7-9 First Place - Jessica Zhang

    Jessica Zhang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • Group III: Grades 7-9 Second Place

     Michael Chen, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Emily Jiang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Mengting Shi, Paris Art Studio, Canton

  • Group III: Grades 7-9 Third Place

     Star Su, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Monna Dong, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Karen Guan, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • Group III: Grades 7-9 Honorable Mention

     David Wang, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Dorothy Qi, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Arianna Loukas, Shelby Junior High, Shelby Twp.
    Andraya Ackerman, Shelby Junior High, Shelby Twp.
    Freyja Hofler, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    MIchael Ingrassia, Shelby Junior High, Shelby Twp.
    Madeline Thompson, Shelby Junior High, Shelby Twp.
    Katharine Wang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Shyaoman Zhang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Johnny Yang, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Megan Kempa, Ada
    Amy Luo, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Ellen Zhang, Troy
    Ge-Ling Lee, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Jessica Yan, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Ann-Marie Zheng, Paris Art Studio, Canton

  • Group IV: Grades 10-12 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Grades 10-12 First Place - Alexandra Greenfelder

     Alexandra Greenfelder, Chesaning Union High School, Chesaning

  • Group IV: Grades 10-12 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Grades 10-12 First Place - Yuting Liu

    Yuting Liu, Ann Arbor

  • Group IV: Grades 10-12 First Place

    2012 Junior Duck Stamp - Grades 10-12 First Place - Qianchi Zhang

    Qianchi Zhang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • Group IV: Grades 10-12 Second Place

     Ying Cai, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Hannah Qin, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Laura Luo, Paris Art Studio, Canton

  • Group IV: Grades 10-12 Third Place

     JiaHui Ren, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Louisa Zheng, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Taylor Zheng, Paris Art Studio, Canton

  • Group IV: Grades 10-12 Honorable Mention

     Ruthann Zhang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Cameron McDougall, Imlay City HIgh School, Imlay City
    Gina Brooks, Imlay City High School, Imlay City
    Lindsey Winslow, Imlay City High School, Imlay City
    MIchelle Galeener, Standis-Sterling High School, Standish
    Yemei Wang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Ruiting Zuo, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Jayne Xiong, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Emily Ji, Art Corner, Ann Arbor
    Susan Doong, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Christina Liu, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Audrey Smith, Imlay City High School, Imlay City
    Angela Yim, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Cindy Ding, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Angela Wang, Paris Art Studio, Canton
    Tina Yu, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • 2012 Teacher Awards

     For outstanding support of the Junior Duck Stamp Program: Scott Moorehead, Goodwillie Environmental School in Ada and Jennifer Schuck, St. Anne in Warren.

  • 2011 Best of Show

    2011 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show

     2011, Paulina Tsao, Vision Studio, Ann Arbor

  • 2010 Best of Show

    2010 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show

    2010, Qianchi Zhang, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • 2009 Best of Show

    2009 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show

    2009, Yi Li, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • 2008 Best of Show

    2008 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show

    2008, Yi Li, Art Corner, Ann Arbor

  • 2007 Best of Show

    2007 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show

    2007, Samuel Dantuma, Standish-Sterling High School, Standish

  • 2006 Best of Show

    2006 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show

    2006, Samuel Dantuma, Standish-Sterling High School, Standish

  • 2005 Best of Show

    2005 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show

    2005, Kevin North, Lapeer East High School, Lapeer

  • For more information contact Michigan's Junior Duck Coordinator

    Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator
    c/o Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
    6975 Mower Road
    Saginaw, MI 48601

    Phone: 989-759-1669
    or e-mail at Shiawassee@fws.gov

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2014
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