Pheasant stamp contest begins soon
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) 2014 pheasant stamp contest from Monday, Sept. 9, until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.
Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Any entry that contains photographic products will be disqualified.
Entries will be accepted via mail and in person at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul. Mailed entries should be addressed to 2013 Pheasant Stamp Contest, DNR Fish and Wildlife Division, Box 20, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4020.
Designs should be securely wrapped and enclosed in an envelope or other container. The words "Pheasant Stamp" should be clearly marked on outside of the container. Late entries will not be accepted.
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 pheasant management-related activities.
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 waterfowl, must be signed and submitted with the design.
Judging is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.
Complete contest criteria and information are available from the DNR Information Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155, and online at www.mndnr.gov/contests.