Introducing the 2012-2013 Junior Duck Stamp

Image of winning 2012-2013 Junior Duck stamp contest artwork by Christine ClaytonChristine Clayton, 17, of Sidney, Ohio, won the 2012 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest in April with her beautiful rendering of a northern pintail. The 2012-2013 Junior Duck Stamp featuring Christine's design will go on sale June 29 at the Bass Pro Shops retail outlet in Hampton, VA, and will be available nationwide shortly thereafter. Revenue from the sales of the Junior Duck Stamp goes to support awards and environmental education for students who participate in the program, as well as efforts to market the stamp.

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum, with participants completing a Junior Duck Stamp design as their visual “term papers."

Find more information about this program and the new curriculum materials.