TN's Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest
We encourage educators, youth leaders, and scout leaders to consider the Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest. It provides a science-based arts curriculum that emphasizes conservation of wetlands and waterfowl for students in grades K-12.
When students submit an entry in the Tennessee competition, they have the chance to win some great prizes and even attend an awards ceremony at the Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN.
Any child in grades K-12 in Tennessee can participate.
• Every entry will receive a Certificate of Participation.
• 100 Tennessee students (25 in each grade group) receive beautiful first, second, third, or honorable mention ribbons (groups are K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12).
• 36 first, second and third place winners will also receive special engraved Junior Duck Stamp plaques.
• The Tennessee Best of Show winner receives also receives a $1,000 check from TWRF, a framed Federal Duck Stamp print, and their artwork on the state waterfowl stamp, and will move on the national competition.
TN has one of the most successful and prestigious Jr. Duck Stamp Programs in the nation, mostly due to our great partners, which are listed below. Please take time to check out their websites!
You can discover more by watching the video's below.
Tennessee Jr. Duck Stamp Waterfowl Passport - Activity Packet!
How to Draw a Duck - (advanced)
How To Draw A Duck - (beginners)
Helpful Reminders - There are a few things that can disqualify you from the competition, so please make sure you do the following:
Use a 9x12 piece of paper, canvasboard, posterboard, etc.
Make it HORIZONTAL or Landscape orientation
Make sure it less than 1/4 in thick
Do NOT sign the front
Do NOT copy or trace the work of others
All entries need to be IN the Reelfoot NWR Office (address below) BY March 15 - Not postmarked.
Send all artwork to:
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge
4343 Hwy 157
Union City, TN 38261
Contact Tara Dowdy, Tennessee Jr. Duck Stamp Coordinator, if you have additional questions or would like a FREE Jr. Duck Stamp Program at your school and are within the counties of Obion, Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton or Haywood counties.