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What is the Junior Duck Stamp Program?
“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.
Entries to the Delaware state competition must be post-marked to the State 4-H Office by March 15, 2018. The contest is open to youth in K-12th grade and youth are not required to be 4-H’ers to participate. The state competition judging will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Townsend Hall and is open to the public.
The Best of Show artwork and conservation message from the state competition will be submitted for the national competition. More information, including competition rules, can be found on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website.
2017 Delaware Best in Show
Junior Duck Stamp Art
Fulvous Whistling Duck
Caroline Zhu, 15
Group IV (Grades 10-12) First Place