Designs sought for Minnesota’s 2014 walleye stamp
Wildlife artists can submit entries for Minnesota’s walleye stamp through Friday, October 18, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Designs should be securely wrapped and enclosed in an envelope or other container. The words “Walleye Stamp” should be clearly marked on the outside of the container. Late entries will not be accepted.
Entries must be sent or delivered to 2014 Walleye Stamp Contest, DNR Fish and Wildlife Division, Box 20, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4020.
The walleye must be the primary focus of the design. Other fish species may be included in the design if they are used to depict common interaction between species or are common inhabitants of Minnesota’s lakes and rivers.
Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Any entry that contains photographic products will be disqualified.
The contest, which offers no prizes, is open to Minnesota residents only. Winning artists usually issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain proceeds. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to walleye stocking.
A contest entry form and reproduction rights agreement, which grants the DNR the right to use the design for the stamp image and other promotional, educational, and informational purposes related to walleye, must be signed and submitted with the design.
Judging will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 24. Contest judges will have expertise in art, ichthyology, fishing, aquatic habitats and/or printing.
For complete information, call 1-888-646-6367 or visit the website www.mndnr.gov/contests/stamps.html.