*2023 Contest Information including mailing address and updated forms can be found under the tab "CA JDS Contest Rules, Information and Forms".
Submitted artwork must be postmarked by Feb. 1. Late artwork will be disqualified.
Please note the contest is now fully virtual. There is no longer a traveling art display for festivals or events due to limited staff availability & funds.
What We Do
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others.
The winning artwork from a national art contest serves as the design for the Junior Duck Stamp, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service produces annually. This $5 stamp has become a much sought after collector's item. One hundred percent of the revenue from the sale of Junior Duck stamps goes to support recognition and environmental education activities for students who participate in the program.
To learn more, please visit the National Junior Duck Stamp Page.
To download curriculum please click here.
We offer curriculum and programming for the Junior Duck Stamp Program.