The National Junior Dick Stamp Competition and Design contest is a dynamic art and science program developed to teach young people about environmental science and habitat conservation, and to exercise their artistic skills. Last year; nearly 30,000 students from around the United States submitted artwork to their state competition.
Each year, one hundered winners including 12 first, second, and third place winners, and 64 honorable mentions are selected by a panel of judges for each state competition. The "Best of Show" from each state competition is submitted to the National Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest. One image from hte Best of Show entries is chosen as the next collectible Junior Duck Stamp.
The 12 first place winnters in Texas are part of a traveling exhibit being displayed throughout the state from May through February. In Texas, participants complete for prizes and recognition in separate age categories. All entrants are awarded certificates of appreciation.
Junior duck stamps are sold by the U.S. Postal Service for $5 per stamp. Proceeds support environmental education and the program.
In Texas, the Junior Duck Stamp Program is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and supported by the U.S. Postal Service, Bass Pro Shops, Sam Houston Duck Co., and Story Sloane Gallery.
Texas Junior Duck Stamp 2008 Results Press Release