Stamp Design Contests Now Open

Press Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Submit Original Work by March 8, 2019

Migratory Game Bird Stamp

Artists are invited to submit their original works for the 23rdAnnual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp and 45thAnnual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stampdesign contests. These popular contests are open until March 8, 2019.

TheMaryland Department of Natural Resourceswill judge the entries March 16, 2019, in conjunction with the annual Eagle Festival at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge.

TheBlack Bear Conservation Stampcontestis open to both residents and nonresidents. Each contestant may submit one entry for a nonrefundable $10 fee. Proceeds are used to compensate farmers who experience agricultural damage caused by black bears.

New this year, theMigratory Game Bird Stampcontest is also open to both residents and nonresidents. Each contestant may submit up to three entries with a fee structure of: $15 for one, $20 for two and $30 for three. 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 March 8, 2019.

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