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JDS 2013 winnerThe Jr. Duck Stamp annual design contest connects kids to nature through art, while teaching about waterfowl conservation. Pictured is the 2013 winning painting of a Canvasback by Madison Grimm, 6, of Burbank, South Dakota.

Explore, Investigate, Express and Share: Participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program! 

Whether you are a classroom teacher, homeschool teacher, youth group leader or parent, we have educational resources for you to help the young people in your life explore the wonders of the outdoor world and their connection to waterfowl, wetlands and habitat conservation. 

Download our free curriculum guides and get started!

After you have explored the wealth of activities and learning through the curriculum, find everything your students will need to enter the 2014 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.


The Nevada Jr Duck Stamp contest is hosted by Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge in Fallon, NV. Entries must be postmarked by March 15 and received in good condition at the Stillwater NWR office in order to be judged.  Judging takes place the last week of March in Fallon, with a panel of 5 expert and impartial judges sorting through the hundreds of entries to come up with the one Best in Show winner.  Results and notification are done by the first of April.  The state Best in Show artwork is sent to the National contest for judging, which is held in April.  The top 3 winners are then selected, with the winning art becoming the following years' Federal Jr Duck Stamp. 


For more information, contact Susan Sawyer, Visitor Services Manager at Stillwater NWR, 775/423-5128 or email: 



Recognition and prizes will vary from state to state; however, all entries will receive certificates of participation and winners will receive special recognition. In acknowledgment of the integral part teachers and parents play in education and the future of the youth of our nation, the national winner and one parent or guardian will receive a free trip to participate in the First Day of Sale ceremony in late June/early July. 
The following scholarships will also be awarded:    

National First Place: $1000 

National Second Place: $500 

National Third Place: $200 

Conservation Message winner: $200 


Last Updated: Jan 09, 2014
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