Federal Duck Stamp Contest

The 2022 Contest will be held virtually on September 23 & 24, 2022

Watch the Federal Duck Stamp Contest live! Day 1 of the Contest begins at 10:00am ET on Friday, September 23rd.  Day 2 of the Contest begins at 10:00 am ET on Saturday, September 24, 2022. 

Due to health concerns the in-person judging previously planned to be held at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, North Dakota has been cancelled. The judging will now only be viewable online. Low resolution scans of the artwork can be viewed on the USFWS Flickr page. A contest guidebook and empty score sheets are also available.

While streaming the contest, try the Tally or Scavenger Hunt activity with your family at home.

The Prairie Pothole Joint Venture, USFWS Mountain Prairie Region, and other partners have a busy schedule of related side events. Please see the PPJV website for detailed local information.

The Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest is one of the most successful conservation programs in our nation’s history. Duck Stamps are vital tools for wetland conservation, with ninety-eight cents out of every dollar spent on Duck Stamps going directly to wetland habitat protection. Since its inception in 1934, sales of the Duck Stamp have generated over $1.1 billion that has conserved more than 6 million acres of wetland habitat for birds and other wildlife. In addition to the contest itself, PPJV partners will be hosting many other exciting activities in the area.

Visit the USFWS website to learn more about the Federal Duck Stamp Program and view the official contest regulations and entry brochure.

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Age range
Young adult, Adult, Senior (18 and up)