Mi­gra­tory bird stamp de­sign contest is now open

The Dundalk Eagle - - PUBLIC NOTICES -

Artists are in­vited to sub­mit their orig­i­nal works for the an­nual Mary­land Mi­gra­tory Game Bird Stamp de­sign contest from now un­til Nov. 10, 2020. The win­ning entr y will ap­pear on the 2021-2022 Mi­gra­tory Game Bird Stamp hun­ters pur­chase to hunt mi­gra­tory game birds in Mary­land.

All en­tries must be orig­i­nal works, nei­ther copied nor du­pli­cated from any pre­vi­ously pub­lished paint­ings, draw­ings, prints or pho­to­graphs. The contest is open to both res­i­dents and non­res­i­dents. Each con­tes­tant may sub­mit up to three en­tries with a fee struc­ture of: $15 for one en­try, $20 for two and $30 for three. Pro­ceeds help fund game bird and wa­ter­fowl re­search and projects.

The Mary­land De­part­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources will judge the en­tries Nov. 12. Due to on­go­ing COVID-19 con­cerns, the judg­ing por­tion of the contest will not be con­ducted pub­licly as in pre­vi­ous years, but judges will con­vene in a con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment fol­low­ing Gov. Ho­gan’s health and safety pro­to­cols. The contest win­ner will be an­nounced Nov. 15.

Com­plete contest rules and en­try forms can be found on the contest flier avail­able on the de­part­ment’s website. All art­work along with the ap­pro­pri­ate fees should be sent to Chris Markin, Mary­land De­part­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources, 580 Tay­lor Av­enue, E-1, An­napo­lis, MD 21401.

2020-21 Mary­land Mi­gra­tory Bird Stamp de­signed by Jef­frey Kline­fel­ter.

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