Junior Duck Stamp Program

How can you participate?

Art and Conservation Statement Competition
  • 2018 Contest Results (updated after contest)
  • 2018 Art entries from all states
  • Entries will be available for pickup at the State 4-H Office until April 15, 2019.  Following this deadline, entries will be returned to participants in padded mailers labeled “fragile” via USPS first-class mail.  This will give anyone who wants to a chance to pick up their artwork prior to entrusting their artwork to USPS.
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What is the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program?

Jr Duck Stamp Best of Show 2018
2018 Delaware Best in Show Junior Duck Stamp Art
Sophia Zhao, 16
“Pair of King Eider Ducks”
Species: King Eider
Medium: Oil Paint

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.”  – USFWS JDSP Website

Youth participate in an artwork competition featuring a JDSP-approved waterfowl species.  The winning artwork from the national art contest will serve as the design for the Junior Duck Stamp.

By incorporating different subjects, JDSP can engage multiple types of learners and promote critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.

“Through conserving nature, we conserve the future.”
Caroline Zhu, Group IV (grades 10-12)
2018 Best of Show for Conservation Message




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