2023 State Contest: In April 2023, the FWS Sacramento Regional Office successfully hosted the California Junior Duck Stamp Contest (JDS) virtually. Twelve judges from various organizations judged 260 pieces of artwork and selected winners for the state of California. Artwork by Michelle Lin (age 16) from Fremont won the distinguished title of California’s Best of Show and competed in the national competition. Sophia Fan, age 12, from San Jose, California, wrote the winning message — “Each act of conservation is a bright brush stroke on the canvas that is our future.” The winning artwork is featured on the regional Pacific Southwest Flickr.

2023 National Competition: Click Here

2023 State Contest Press Release: Click Here

CA Winners: Winners were notified via the email provided on the entry form. If you were not selected as a winner, we thank you for your submission. You may download a digital participation certificate by visiting the Contest Information tab on this page.

CA Young Artists: Several pieces of artwork were recognized as Young Artists for their artistic potential, creativity, and efforts this year!


List of 2023 California Junior Duck Stamp winners.

Excel Sheet showing 2023 National JDS Competition placement.