Junior Duck Stamp Gallery


Artist: Scott Russell, 17
Hometown: Mount Shasta, Calif.
Species: Canada geese

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.

Scott Russell
Scott Russell won the Junior Duck Stamp Contest in 1997 with his Canada geese. His mom, Sherrie Russell Meline, is a professional waterfowl artist who won the 2005 Federal Duck Stamp Contest. Scott grew up around ducks and painting, and loves the outdoors. Since his win, Russell has combined art with a career, which he says established him as an artist. Russell says he uses his duck stamp experience to his advantage and it has been a major contributor to his career. "It's really an overall great experience," he says. "It's worth doing, even if you don't think your art is up to par."


Last Updated: July 2, 2016