Submit stamp designs for national contest

Last year’s winning duck stamp featured a green-winged teal by Madison Grimm, 15, from South Dakota. US Fish & Wildlife

VERMONT - The annual statewide Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is underway. The US Fish and Wildlife Service invites students from pre-K to 12th grade to create designs featuring ducks, swans or geese in their natural habitats. Designs are judged in four age categories with awards for first, second, and third places and honorable mentions. Entries must be received by Wednesday, March 15. Entries should be mailed to 5396 VT Route 105, Brunswick, VT 05905.
The Vermont best-of-show entry will compete with contest winners from other states in a national competition in Washington, DC. The first-place, national winning design is used to create the federal junior duck stamp.  Proceeds from the sale of junior duck stamps support conservation education by providing awards and scholarships for students, teachers, and schools.  
Modeled after the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual Federal Duck Stamp Competition, the Junior Duck Stamp Contest is part of an educational curriculum that teaches students about waterfowl, the importance of wetlands, and habitat conservation.  Proceeds from the sale of federal duck stamps protect wetlands through land acquisition by the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Contest rules and entry forms are currently available for download at For more information on the contest call the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge at (802) 962-5240, ext. 112. Businesses or organizations that  would like to sponsor this program are encouraged to contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
A copy of the entry form and eligible species list can be found at

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