New Hampshire Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest
Learn about conservation and develop your artistic talents!
Each year, young New Hampshire artists are invited to submit original artwork depicting North American waterfowl to the New Hampshire Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. The statewide competition is part of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The contest gives students a chance to learn about conservation and develop their artistic talents. Entries are judged on both artistic merit and scientific accuracy with which specific waterfowl species are depicted.
2012 winning artwork by Jessica Gray, age 16, of Manchester, depicts a mallard pair.
How to Enter
Please read all contest guidelines carefully, especially dimension requirements and eligible species.
The annual entry deadline is March 15.
Send artwork and entry forms to New Hampshire's Junior Duck Program Coorinator:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
Contact us: If you have questions about participating in the New Hampshire Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, contact coordinator Annelee Motta at Annelee_Motta@fws.gov or 413-253-8539.
Junior Duck FAQs
Who can take part in the Junior Duck Stamp
The art competition is open to public, private or home-schooled New Hampshire students in kindergarten through grade 12.
What categories are judged?
The New Hampshire Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest awards first, second, third and honorable mention ribbons in four groups: grades K-3; 4-6; 7-9; and 10-12.
Who goes to the national contest?
The State Best-of-Show is selected from among the first-place winning designs. The Best-of-Show New Hampshire winner advances to the national Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest, in which the three top winners receive a cash award and a trip to attend the adult Federal Duck Stamp Contest.
Where can I see some winning artwork?
Click on the year to see some winning Junior Duck Stamp artwork from New Hampshire.
2013 Best of Show - by Sammy Merrill
What can students learn from the contest?
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is an integrated art and science activity developed to teach environmental science and habitat conservation. In the process of creating Junior Duck Stamp designs, students gain a better understanding of the importance of conserving habitat as they explore the esthetic qualities of wildlife.
To download a curriculum guide for teaching conservation through the arts, click here to visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website. An exciting new curriculum is now available!