Junior Duck Stamp Program

How can you participate?

Art and Conservation Statement Competition

  • Submissions must be postmarked by March 15 and mailed to:
    State 4-H Office
    531 S. College Avenue
    113 Townsend Hall
    Newark, DE  19716

What is the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program?

2016 Delaware Best in Show Junior Duck Stamp Art, Northern pintail, Iris Fang, 11, Oil pastels, Group II (grades 4-6) First Place
2016 Delaware Best in Show Junior Duck Stamp Art
Northern pintail
Iris Fang, 11
Oil pastels
Group II (grades 4-6) First Place

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.

“A clean environment means clean wings over water.”
Rain Vasey, Group II (grade 4-6)
2016 Best of Show for Conservation Message

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

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