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

The Junior Duck Stamp Program promotes critical thinking, problem solving and creativity!

Art & Conservation Statement Competition: 
Junior Duck Stamp Program

View the 2021-2022 Contest Rules >


Submission information

Submissions must be postmarked by March 15 and mailed to the State 4-H Office at the following address. Please also send an email to de4h@udel.edu notifying us of your submission.


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


Pick up instructions 

  • Arrangements can be made with the State 4-H office for pick up of entries. Email Melissa McDerby at mmcderby@udel.edu to make arrangements.  
  • Entries can also 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.


More info

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!