Enter the Maine “Duck Stamp” Art Contest
The Maine Department of Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife is holding it's annual "Duck Stamp" contest. Officially called the Maine Migratory Waterfowl Hunting Stamp, the contest is open to all you Maine artists out there 18 or older.
"The species chosen for the 2016 contest is the Blue-winged Teal. All artwork entries must be submitted by 4pm on Friday, March 25, 2016. In 1984, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife [MDIFW] instituted a state duck stamp program modeled loosely after the federal duck stamp program: the stamp was required by hunters 16 years and older, and all revenues from the sale of ducks stamps (about $13,000 - $16,000 annually) are dedicated to the conservation and management of waterfowl in Maine."
All entries will be judged at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Augusta Civic Center, during the annual State of Maine Sportsman Show. Winning entry wins $1,000. Second Place gets $300 and Third Place wins $100. Good Luck!