Entries Judged at Easton Waterfowl Festival

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

TheMaryland Department of Natural Resourcesinvites artists to submit their original works for the46thAnnual Migratory Game Bird stamp design contestby Nov. 1. The winning entry will appear on the 2020-2021Migratory Game Bird Stamphunters purchase to hunt migratory game birds in Maryland.

New this year, the contest will be held in conjunction with the 49thAnnualWaterfowl Festivalin Easton, Nov. 8-10. The Waterfowl Festival will hold a “People’s Choice Award,” which will let festival-goers cast their vote for their favorite entry. Thedepartment will officially judge the entries at noon on Nov. 10 to select the winner.

Image of Migratory Game Bird Stamp
“The Resting Place” by Gerald W. Putt, 2019-20 Migratory Game Bird Stamp Winner

Each contestant may submit up to three entries for a fee of $15 for one entry, $20 for two entries, and $30 for three entries. Proceeds help fund game bird and waterfowl research and projects.

All entries must be original works, neither copied nor duplicated from any previously published paintings, drawings, prints, or photographs. To enter, contestants must mail their designs with required fees and forms by Nov. 1.

Complete contest rules and entry forms are found on the department’s website.

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