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DNR Invites Waterfowl Artists to Enter 38th Maryland Game Bird Stamp Design Contest

Annapolis, Md. (December 29, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites Maryland waterfowl artists to enter the 38th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest.

“Proceeds from the sale of these stamps help fund waterfowl and migratory game bird projects as well as much needed research,” said Patty Allen, Information & Education program manager for DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service.

All entries must be the artist's original work, neither copied nor duplicated from any previously published paintings, drawings, prints, or photographs of the contestant, or any other artist. Each contestant may submit up to three entries. The entry fee, signed Agreement to Enter Form, and entries with completed Entry Identification Forms attached to the back, must be received via mail by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at The Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest, Friends of Patuxent, Patuxent Research Refuge/National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop,  Laurel, MD 20708-4027.

Entries will be judged at noon on Sunday, March 25, 2012 in conjunction with the 23rd Annual Patuxent Wildlife Art Show at the National Wildlife Visitors Center in Laurel, Md. Contestants and the public are invited to attend the contest judging process. Admission is free.

For a list of species eligible for depiction and full contest rules and forms visit our website at dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/StampContests/DuckStamp/ContestBrochure.pdf or contact Patricia Allen, Contest Coordinator, at pallen@dnr.state.md.us or 410-260-8537.



   December 29, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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