Junior Duck Stamp Gallery


Artist: Jie Huang, 16
Hometown: Hamilton, Montana
Species: Northern pintail

What is a Junior Duck Stamp?
The Junior Duck Stamp is a pictorial stamp produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to recognize the conservation efforts of young people and support environmental and conservation education programs in the United States. The art competition is the culmination of students' study of waterfowl and wetlands conservation in the classroom, homeschool, or non-formal education setting, often using the Junior Duck Stamp Program educational curriculum.

Jie Huang
Jie Huang of Hamilton, Mont., was the first female to win the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. At the time of her win, Jie was 16 years old and a junior at Hamilton High School. Guided by her art teacher, James Roth, Jie visited places such as Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge in Stevensville, Mont., taking hundreds of photographs to create a reference file of various species. Jie's winning design entitled "Pintail Duck in a Pond" was created from one of the photographs she gathered during her research.

Last Updated: November 20, 2017