Sophia Fan, Age 12, from San Jose, CA wrote the winning 2023 CA JDS Best of Show Conservation Message: "Each act of conservation is a bright brush stroke on the canvas that is our future".
All CA Winners will be announced by Summer 2023. The National Competition will take place on April 21, 2023 in Washington DC. Thank you to our volunteer judges who make this contest possible every year!
Welcome to the California Junior Duck Stamp Page. Learn about the program, contest, and more by exploring our site. Please note the CA contest is now fully virtual. There is no longer a traveling art display for festivals or events due to limited staff availability & funds.
What We Do
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.
The winning artwork from a national art contest serves as the design for the Junior Duck Stamp, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service produces annually. This $5 stamp has become a much sought after collector's item. One hundred percent of the revenue from the sale of Junior Duck stamps goes to support recognition and environmental education activities for students who participate in the program.
To learn more, please visit the National Junior Duck Stamp Page.
To download curriculum please click here.
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