The U.S. Fish and Wildlife office and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation would like to encourage all of Idaho’s school-aged (K-12) students to enter the annual Junior Duck Stamp art contest. Homeschool and independent entries are welcomed. Entries must be submitted by March 01, 2023 to qualify. One student design will be selected as “Best of Show” from the state and will go on to compete at the national level.
Winners of the national competition receive scholarships funds, with a top prize of $1,000!
To learn more about contest rules and how to enter, please visit https://www.fws.gov/program/junior-duck-stamp/junior-duck-stamp-contest-information.
More about Junior Duck Stamp:
The program began in 1989 as an extension of the Migratory Bird Conservation and Hunting Stamp. The art contest officially began in 1993. Since the inauguration of the program 30 years ago, the Junior Duck Stamp has raised more than $1 million dollars! Proceeds from the Junior Duck Stamp sales are invested into conservation education and providing recognition for contest participants and winners.
“The Program crosses cultural, ethnic, social, and geographic boundaries to teach greater awareness of, and increase respect and appreciation for, natural resources. The nontraditional pairing of science and visual art strives to initiate curiosity in both subjects. Students are provided an opportunity to artistically express their knowledge of the diversity, interdependence, and beauty of wildlife.”
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/usfws, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwshq, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq.