Junior Duck Stamp – Call for Entries 2018

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island is accepting entries for the 2018 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest until March 1, 2018.

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum for K-12 students, teaching wetland and waterfowl conservation through:

  • exploration of the natural world
  • plant and animal biology
  • wildlife management principles

The curriculum challenges students to communicate the concept of conservation through an original artistic rendering of waterfowl in native habitat and accompanying conservation message.

Rhode Island students submit more than 600 entries each year, and the culmination is an award ceremony during which winners are announced and the artwork is displayed. Rhode Island “Best of Show” winners consistently place in the top 15 entries in the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest held in April. The winning artwork in the national contest will be used for the 2018-2019 Junior Duck Stamp, and proceeds from the $5.00 collectible stamp support environmental education and opportunities for young artists and conservationists.

To explore the conservation curriculum and find guidelines for the competition, please visit the US Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Junior Duck Stamp website: https://www.fws.gov/juniorduck

And for more information about the Rhode Island contest:

Contact the RI Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator with questions: Jaclyn Sheridan Witterschein, juniorduckstampri@gmail.com

Entries can be mailed to:
Junior Duck Stamp
Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island
50 Bend Rd.
Charlestown, RI 02813

Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing conservation, education, and outreach activities for the five National Wildlife Refuges in our great little state.


Banner image of ducks from a photograph by Frances Topping.