Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Program

JDS NV 2018 winner



NV 2018 Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show: Canada Geese By Mariah Bacon from Elko, NV

  • What is it and why participate?

    JDS 2012 Winning Image Hooded Merg Hyun Wang

    Learn more about this innovative art contest combines science and art!

    **Attention parents, school teachers, and group leaders: help educate youth about the waterfowl, wetlands, and conservation by participating in the Junior Duck Stamp Program! Contact your Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, Jennifer Heroux, for more information at 702/515-5453 or

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  • Rules/Requirements/Forms

    JDS Awards 2012 have permission

    Find out all you need to know to participate including forms, rule booklet, eligible species list, reference list for older students, and more.

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  • Judging

    JDS Judging 150

    The postmark deadline is March 15 to submit your art. Please mail to: USFWS, Junior Duck Stamp, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Art received after March 21 will be held for the following year's contest. 

    In late March, judges will chose 100 winners for Nevada. Judges will select the top 25 winners in each age group and select the Best of Show winner to represent Nevada at nationals in mid-April.

  • Curriculum

    JDS Curriculum

    This curriculum focuses on the conservation of waterfowl and wetland habitats. It is designed for students in grades 5–8, with adaptations for K–4, 9–12, homeschoolers, and non-formal educators.

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  • JDS STEAM Bins Available

    JDS art traveling art bin

    If you are participating in the Junior Duck Stamp Program and are in need of supplies and workshop ideas, you can borrow our traveling art bin for a couple of weeks. Materials include: classroom sized packages of colored pencils, crayons, and oil pastels, 9x12" paper, bird identification books, how to draw ducks, JDS curriculum, duck wings and feet, and much more! Bins are available to ship anywhere in Nevada. Contact for more information.

  • Art Display

    JDS NV display 2018

    The top 36 winners of 2018 will be on display at the Visitor Centers of Desert, Ash Meadows and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuges through August 2018. Please consult our webpages for summer hours.

    The exhibit will then travel to Springs Preserve (Las Vegas) to be shown during the national Federal Duck Stamp Contest on September 14 & 15. The Preserve will have free entry those days, and we encourage all young artists and their family and friends to see the exhibit and check out the national event.

  • Partners

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    The Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Program is hosted at the Desert NWRC but works with many partners throughout the state to expand student participation and knowledge about waterfowl, wetlands, and conservation. The US Fish & Wildlife Service and many partners reach thousands of students throughout Nevada. Partners include: Nevada Waterfowl Association, Red Rock Audubon Society, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Springs Preserve, and Friends of Desert Refuges. Would you like to become a partner and conduct educational programs for students, teach students about drawing waterfowl, or more! Contact state coordinator Jennifer Heroux to see how you can help.

  • Support the Program

    JDS montage

    These collectible $5 stamps are created from the winning design at the national level. Proceeds from the national sales are re-invested in the JDS program to support awards and conservation education. Junior Duck Stamps are for sale at Desert, Ash Meadows, and Pahranagat NWRs or visit the Federal Duck Stamp Office for other locations.

  • Other Links

  • Million Dollar Duck Movie

    Check out this fun film following the Federal Duck Stamp Artists ...