Federal Duck Stamp Contest & Activities

Duck Stamp 2018  150x119 Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28 – See 2019 Contest entries exhibited, judged, and winner announced.   Additional activities include decoy carving demonstration, live animals, tram tours, games for kids, and much, much more.


Contest Exhibit, Judging and Activities at Patuxent
-- Friday, September 27, 2019, 10:00am - 1:30pm
    & Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00am - 3:30pm
-- at National Wildlife Visitor Center
-- FREE  No Registration

-- On Friday
-- Round One Judging
-- Forest Discovery Tram Tours

-- On Saturday
-- Judging Continues
-- Decoy Carving Demonstration
-- Live Animals
-- Forest Discovery Tram Tours
-- Games for Kids
-- Saturday Schedule
    11:00am (approx.) Competition Winner Announced
    11:30am (approx.) Bird Safe Windows Dedication Ceremony
      2:30pm The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling
          Play performed by Tom Milligan

Complete Schedule of Activities (Tentative) - click here

Event Flyer - click here

Complete Contest Information - for Artists, Spectators, and Conservationists
click here  

Play the People's Choice Game Online- 
We have created a game and invite people to "play along at home" to pick their favorite submissions and see how well their picks compare with the official judging. The game is slightly different than the official judging. We will keep track of all of the entries, and compare the ranking submitted here against the official ranking. Our entrants will be scored and a leaderboard of names with respective scores will be published after the Official Duck Stamp Contest. So, have some fun, explore the incredible artwork, pick your favorites, and who knows, maybe you have what it takes to be a judge.