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Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Art Contest

Cover art for the Junior Duck Stamp Waterfowl Xpress with examples of art work of various ducks, geese and swans.  USFWS product

At a time when children are increasingly over-scheduled and overwhelmed with electronic gadgets and media,the Junior Duck Stamp Program helps them discover the value and joy in exploring their natural world. —Sam Hamilton 


Explore, Investigate, Express and Share: Participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program 

Whether you are a classroom teacher, homeschool teacher, youth group leader or parent, we have educational resources for you to help the young people in your life explore the wonders of the outdoor world and their connection to waterfowl, wetlands and habitat conservation through participation in the Junior Duck Stamp Program.

The Junior Duck Stamp is a pictorial stamp produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to recognize the conservation efforts of young people and support environmental and conservation education programs in the United States. The art competition is the culmination of students' study of waterfowl and wetlands conservation in the classroom, homeschool, or non-formal educational setting, often using the Junior Duck Stamp Program educational curriculum.

A winning stamp design is selected from a national art contest administered by the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program. Each state has a winner sent on to compete nationally. The first place national winner of the art contest graces that year's Junior Duck Stamp and is sold by the U.S. Postal Service and Amplex Corporation for $5. The first stamp, issued in 1993-1994, was painted by Jason Parsons of Illinois. All proceeds of the stamp are used to fund environmental education programs, award students for their work and market the Junior Duck Stamp program.

You can view past year winners, download more educational materials, and find everything your students will need to enter the 2014 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest at the Junior Duck Stamp website
Last Updated: Mar 06, 2014
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