Junior Duck Stamp Program

How can you participate?

Art and Conservation Statement Competition
  • 2018 Contest Announcement  ~ You do NOT need to be a 4-Her to participate
  • Submissions must be postmarked by March 15 and mailed to:
    State 4-H Office
    531 S. College Avenue
    113 Townsend Hall
    Newark, DE  19716
  • 2017 Contest Results (updated after contest)
  • 2017 Art entries from all states
  •  “Entries will be available for pickup at the State 4-H Office until April 15, 2018.  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?

2017 Delaware Best of Show Junior Duck Stamp Art
Fulvous Whistling Duck
Caroline Zhu, 15
Oil paint
Group IV (Grades 10-12) 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.

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

“If we want to keep our  feathered flying friends around, we must keep their environment safe and clean like a cozy abode.”
Dorothy McCormick, Group III(grade 7-9)
2017 Best of Show for Conservation Message




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