Junior Duck Stamp

About The Program

The Junior Duck Stamp (JDS), a program for K-12 students, integrates wildlife and nature education with a visual arts curriculum. Students learn the importance of wetlands and waterfowl and use their knowledge to create a drawing or painting of one of the 46 native species of ducks, geese and swans and compete for a big prize: a commemorative federal stamp. The Junior Duck Stamp program is also a great opportunity for students to get out and explore wildlife for themselves.

Open to public, private and home-schooled South Carolina students, participants compete in four grade groups (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12). The overall South Carolina “Best of Show” competes in the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. The winner will have his or her artwork turned into a postage stamp sold by the U.S. Postal Service and other vendors. Proceeds from the sales support environmental and conservation education efforts.

SEWE thanks our sponsor, Ducks Unlimited, and our partner SCDNR, who help to ensure the continuance of this important program.


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Contest Guidelines

For full contest rules, guidelines and requirements please download the 2021-2022 Contest Overview & Rules. The deadline for all 2021 entries has closed. For more information, please contact our office at sewe@sewe.com or (843) 723-1748.

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