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Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibition

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June 5, 2018
Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibition

The Ducks Are Back!


Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibition

Massachusetts 2018 Finalists

June  - July 30


Since 1938, waterfowl stamps have been required of anyone hunting ducks or geese. The funds generated from these stamps have helped restore and improve important wetlands and the stamps have become collectors' items. Duck stamps are one of the most successful wildlife restoration programs in the history of this nation!

Junior Duck Stamp ExhibitonArtwork for these stamps is selected through a competitive national process conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  In Massachusetts artwork is judged in four age group categories (Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12) in a statewide competition, and the entry judged Best of Show moves on to represent Massachusetts in the national Junior Duck Stamp competition. Artwork submitted earlier this year is jury selected by spring and the resulting finalists tour the state in a travelling exhibition.

2015 Best of ShowThe nearly one hundred entries judged as finalists in this state competition, submitted by K-12 students throughout Massachusetts, will be displayed again this year at the Custom House Maritime Museum --  through July 30th, 2018.

For more information on the Junior Duck Stamp program, please click below:

Educator Guide (click to download)

Conservation Through the Arts

U.S. Fish & Wildlife ServiceThe Junior Duck Stamp Program was launched in 1991 by the US Fish & Wildlife Service with the aim of increasing young people's awareness of the importance of preserving wetland habitats and the delights of wildlife. In 1992, the US Fish and Wildlife Service printed the first ever Junior Duck Stamp with the funds going towards scholarships and education grants.Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

This dynamic conservation and design program is designed to teach wetland habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. Using scientific and wildlife observation principles, the program helps students communicate visually what they have learned by creating an entry for the Junior Duck Stamp Program art contest.


The non-traditional pairing of subjects brings new interest to both science and the arts and teaches greater awareness of our natural resources. In Massachusetts the Junior Duck Stamp Program is sponsored by MassWildlife,Massachusetts Wildlife Federation,Massachusetts Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Ducks Unlimited

If you are interested in participating in the Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Program, contact Pam Landry, MassWildlife Education Coordinator at or at (508) 389-6310.

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