Artists are invited to submit their original works for Maryland’s annual Migratory Game Bird Stamp contest, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This popular competition combining artistic skill with knowledge of Maryland’s wildlife is open until November 3, 2022.

Last year’s winning painting, “Snow Geese” by Jim Taylor, adorns the current Migratory Game Bird Stamp Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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

DNR staff will judge the entries live at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton on November 12 at 2 p.m.

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 the required fees and forms to be received by November 3.

The contest is open to state residents and non-residents. Complete contest rules and entry forms are available on the DNR website

All artwork should be submitted to DNR by mail, addressed to Chris Markin, 828 B Airpax Road, Suite 500, Cambridge, MD 21613. Questions can be emailed to

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