Junior Duck Stamp Gallery


Artist: Paul Willey, 16
Hometown: Conway, Ark.
Species: American wigeon

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.

Paul Willey
Paul Willey, winner of the 15th annual Junior Duck Stamp Contest, is no stranger to the program. He had been competing in the Junior Duck Stamp Contest since he was in the sixth grade. He likes painting ducks, saying it gets him in touch with conservation and with natural beauty. He studied with his art teacher since he was in middle school, and plans to use art in his career. After finally winning after many years, he became very aware of conservation efforts. Willey planned to attend college then attend an art institute.


Last Updated: July 2, 2016