En­tries Sought For State Duck Stamp Art Con­test

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The Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seek­ing tal­ented waterfowl artists to sub­mit their orig­i­nal art­work to the 2018-2019 Cal­i­for­nia Duck Stamp Art Con­test. Sub­mis­sions will be ac­cepted from May 11 through June 11.

The con­test is open to U.S. res­i­dents who are 18 years of age or older as of March 5, 2018. En­trants need not re­side in Cal­i­for­nia.

The art­work must de­pict the species se­lected by the Cal­i­for­nia Fish and Game Com­mis­sion, which for the 2018-2019 hunt­ing sea­son is the brant, a species of goose.

The win­ning art­work will be re­pro­duced on the 2018-2019 Cal­i­for­nia Duck Stamp. The top sub­mis- sions will also be show­cased at the Pa­cific Fly­way De­coy As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual art show in July.

All en­tries must be ac­com­pa­nied by a com­pleted par­tic­i­pa­tion agree­ment and en­try form. These forms and the of­fi­cial rules are avail­able on­line at www. wildlife. ca. gov/ duck­stamp/con­test.

The de­sign is to be in full color and in the medium (or com­bi­na­tion of medi­ums) of the artist’s choos­ing, ex­cept that no pho­to­graphic process, dig­i­tal art, metal­lic paints or flu­o­res­cent paints may be used in the fin­ished de­sign. The de­sign must be the con­tes­tant’s orig­i­nal hand-drawn cre­ation. En­tries will be judged at a pub­lic event to be held in June. The judges’ panel, which will con­sist of ex­perts in the fields of or­nithol­ogy, con­ser­va­tion, and art and print­ing, will choose first, sec­ond and third-place win­ners, and an hon­or­able men­tion.

Since 1971, CDFW’s an­nual con­test has at­tracted top wildlife artists from around the coun­try. All pro­ceeds gen­er­ated from stamp sales go di­rectly to waterfowl con­ser­va­tion projects through­out Cal­i­for­nia.

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