Learn more about the TN Jr. Duck Stamp!
If you've never participated in the TN Jr. Duck Stamp, this is the year for you!

TN's Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest

We encourage educators, youth leaders, and scout leaders to consider the Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest.  It provides a science-based arts curriculum that emphasizes conservation of wetlands and waterfowl for students in grades K-12.  

When students submit an entry in the Tennessee competition, they have the chance to win some great prizes and even attend an awards ceremony at the Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN.

Any child in grades K-12 in Tennessee can participate.

• Every entry will receive a Certificate of Participation.
• 100 Tennessee students (25 in each grade group) receive beautiful first, second, third, or honorable mention ribbons (groups are K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12).
• 36 first, second and third place winners will also receive special engraved Junior Duck Stamp plaques.
• The Tennessee Best of Show winner receives also receives a $1,000 check from TWRF, a framed Federal Duck Stamp print, and their artwork on the state waterfowl stamp, and will move on the national competition.

TN has one of the most successful and prestigious Jr. Duck Stamp Programs in the nation, mostly due to our great partners, which are listed below.  Please take time to check out their websites!

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation

Ducks Unlimited

Discovery Park of America

Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuges

Check out the Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest website for general information, youth/educator curriculums, eligible species list, entry formreference form, rules and regulations, and more!

You can discover more by watching the video's below.

*NEW* Jr. Duck Stamp Video

Tennessee Jr. Duck Stamp Waterfowl Passport - Activity Packet!

Jr. Duck Stamp General Information 1

Jr. Duck Stamp General Information 2

Tennessee Specific Junior Duck Stamp Program Overview

Junior Duck Stamp - TN WildCast 289

Junior Duck Stamp - Waterfowl and Habitat Education

How to Draw a Duck - (advanced)

How To Draw A Duck - (beginners)

Hot To Paint Ducklings

Helpful Reminders - There are a few things that can disqualify you from the competition, so please make sure you do the following:

Use a 9x12 piece of paper, canvasboard, posterboard, etc.

Make it HORIZONTAL or Landscape orientation

Make sure it less than 1/4 in thick

Do NOT sign the front

Do NOT copy or trace the work of others

All entries need to be IN the Reelfoot NWR Office (address below) BY March 15 - Not postmarked.  

Send all artwork to:

Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge

4343 Hwy 157

Union City, TN 38261

Contact Tara Dowdy, Tennessee Jr. Duck Stamp Coordinator, if you have additional questions or would like a FREE Jr. Duck Stamp Program at your school and are within the counties of Obion, Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton or Haywood counties.

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