Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest!


Do you have students who enjoy drawing or painting wildlife? This statewide contest is available to ALL students K-12! The annual contest encourages students to observe wildlife and create their vision of the colorful, winged waterfowl that grace wetlands across North America. The objective is to create an original depiction of waterfowl and submit it to the contest; great as a class project or for individual students!

The actual art competition begins each spring when students submit their artwork to their state or territory contest. At the state level, students are judged in four groups according to grade level: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Three first, three second, and three third place entries, along with 16 honorable mentions, are selected from each age group, so there are lots of winners who will each receive certificates, prizes, and recognition. Contest judges select one “Best of Show” from the 12 first place winners. Each state or territory “Best of Show” is entered in the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest which occurs in April.

In Washington State, entries are due by March 15, Every Year

For information, entry and reference forms, visit: ONLINE CONTEST LINK HERE

Washington State coordinator information:Michael Schramm, Nisqually NWR, 360-753-9467, michael_schramm@fws.gov

Please help ensure that ALL wildlife artist students hear about this opportunity!

Michael Schramm

Park Ranger (Visitor Services)