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DNR Invites Wildlife Artists to Enter 13th Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest
Annapolis, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites artists to submit original artwork for the 13th Annual Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest. Both Maryland residents and non-residents may enter now through March 20, 2009.
“The proceeds from the sale of the Black Bear Stamp and other related products are used to compensate farmers in Maryland experiencing agricultural damage caused by black bears,” said Jonathan McKnight, acting Director of DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service.
All entries must be original, previously unreleased artwork. Each contestant may submit one entry for a non-refundable $10 entry fee. Contest entries will be judged on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Patuxent National Wildlife Visitors Center in Laurel, Md., in conjunction with the 20th Annual Patuxent Wildlife Art Show.
For contest rules and more information visit http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/bbcp/bbstampcontest.html, call Doug Wigfield at 410-713-3852 or e-mail email@example.com.
December 8, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov.