Junior Duck Stamp Gallery


Artist: Erik Peterson, 18
Hometown: Red Ford, Mich.
Species: American black ducks

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.

Erik Peterson
The 1998 Junior Duck Stamp features a pair of American black ducks painted by Erik Peterson, 18 at the time of his win and a native of Red Ford, Mich. In his painting, he was careful to create accurate plumage color on these birds, as they are often confused with mallards. Black ducks have a distinguishing purple wing patch, orange feet and a yellow bill. Peterson's painting is done in acrylic with an airbrushed background.


Last Updated: July 2, 2016