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Dick stamp logo Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp is only $5 and makes a beautiful collector's item. Call toll free, 1-888-534-0400 to order a Federal Junior Duck Stamp. All proceeds from the sale of this stamp go right back into the program.

For information on the Federal Duck Stamp Contest for adults.

About the Contest:
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, based on the adult Federal Duck Stamp Contest, was established in 1990 to use art to promote greater awareness of our nation's living resources. Students are encouraged to learn about the habitat and behavior of their favorite waterfowl as they sketch their entry for the contest. To download this year's informational brochure, click

Hawai‘i joined this program in 1996, allowing keiki (children) from all around the islands to participate in this wonderful educational experience. This annual contest is open to all private, public and home schooled students from kindergarten through high school.

How to Enter:
The entry must be a horizontal drawing or painting 9 inches high and 12 inches wide, and not exceeding 1/4 inch in thickness.

Entries must not be framed, under glass, or have a protective covering that is attached to the entry. You may choose the medium of your entry and it may be either multicolor or black and white. Entries must be handdrawn - electronically or mechanically generated art will not be accepted. Only one entry per person is allowed.

Entries are divided into four grade groups (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12). Three first, second, and third place winners, and 16 honorable mentions are chosen from each group. The State Best of Show is chosen from the first place winners.

Contest deadline is March 15. For complete contest regulations and application, please contact your state coordinator.

Helpful hints:
• use bright, bold, and warm colors
• make sure the habitat and anatomy are correct
• keep it simple, remember, it is a stamp design

Species permitted in the contest:

American Black Duck
American Wigeon
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Black Scoter
Blue-winged Teal
Canada Goose
Canvas Back
Cinnamon Teal
Common Eider
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Emperor Goose
Fulvous Whistling DuckGadwall
Greater Scaup
Greater White-fronted Goose
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Hooded Merganser King Eider
Lesser Scaup
Mottled Duck
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Red-breasted Merganser
Ring-necked DuckRoss Goose
Ruddy Duck
Snow Goose
Spectacled Eider
Steller's Edier
Surf Scoter
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
White-winged Scoter
Wood Duck

Hawaiian species:

photo of Hawaiian duck
Photo of two nene
Hawaiian Duck / Koloa - Photo credit Hob Osterlund
Hawaiian Goose / Nēnē - Photo credit Hob Osterlund
Photo of Laysan Duck with chicks
Laysan Duck - Photo credit Jimmy Breeden

State Best of Show

The State Best of Show is chosen from the first place winners from each of the four grade groups and is forwarded to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national contest.

National Contest Winners

The following scholarships will be awarded:

National First Place: $1,000
National Second Place: $500
National Third Place: $200
Conservation Message First Place: $200

The National Best of Show artwork is used on the Federal Junior Duck Stamp.

Please contact the Hawai‘i State Coordinator for more information:
Sandra Hall
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Pacific Islands Office
300 Ala Moana Blvd, Room 5-231
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 792-9540

Last updated: October 2, 2014
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