Junior Duck Stamp Program

2019 Junior Duck Stamp Winning Artwork by DorothyMcCormick
2019 Junior Duck Stamp Winning Artwork: Mallard; "Duck on a Farm" Dorothy McCormick, age 15, Colored Pencil Group IV, (Grades 10-12), First Place

Art & Conservation Statement Competition: 
Junior Duck Stamp Program

State 4-H Office
531 S. College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE  19716

  • Pick up instructions: 
    • Entries will be available for pickup at the State 4-H Office until April 15, 2020.  
    • 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.

What is the Federal 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.