Winner of the 2019 Delaware Junior Duck Stamp Competition Announced


Mallard Drawing
Mallard Duck Dorothy McCormick, 15 Colored Pencil Group IV (Grades 10-12) First Place

The winning entry from the Delaware Federal Junior Duck Stamp contest was selected on Wednesday, April 3rd. Several artistic renderings of waterfowl and conservation messages from students in grades K-12 were judged to determine which would represent the state in the national contest.

Participating competitors selected a waterfowl from a list of species on the official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service webpage and drew a live portrayal of that species in its habitat demonstrating its natural behavior.

Dorothy McCormick’s entry from the grades 10-12 division, a colored pencil rendering of a Mallard Duck titled “Duck on a Farm” was selected as the best in show and was sent to the national Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest to have the opportunity for it to be chosen as the Federal Junior Duck Stamp for 2019.

This contest is sponsored annually by the Delaware 4-H Foundation and coordinated by the Delaware 4-H Program. It is a great event that allows students to get exposed to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) curriculum. The Delaware 4-H program encourages anyone who has an interest in this event to contact Doug Crouse, State 4-H Program Leader at (302) 831-2997 or call your local Extension 4-H Office to request more information.

2019 Division winners included:


Vanessa Gaines (grades 7-9)
Medium: Pencil

Dorothy McCormick (grades 10-12)
“Duck on a Farm”
Species: Mallard
Medium: Colored Pencil


Dorothy McCormick (grades 10-12)
“Art is inspired by the beauty of nature- as nature disappears so does inspiration.”