The Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck educational program from grades Kindergarten to grade 12. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, student have their newfound knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching a picture of an American waterfowl species. Students from around the United States submit drawings to their state, territory competition. Winners from these competitions, called the "Best of Show', are then submitted to the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest. One image from the 53 Best of Show entries will become the next Junior Duck Stamp. Junior Duck Stamps are sold for $5.00 each the U.S. Postal Service and various National Wildlife Refuges. Proceeds from the sale of the Junior Duck Stamps are returned to states for environmental and conservation education programs.