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Waterfowl Art Contest Announced
October 18, 2004
Display of all entries, to which the public will be invited, will be held February 24 at the
Contest coordinator David C. Hayden, Assistant Chief of the Wildlife Section, advises artists that entries must not exceed 9 by 12 inches (15 by 18 inches matted). Only original horizontal artworks depicting a species of North American migratory ducks or geese will be eligible. Wood Duck, Ring-necked duck, and Canada Geese – depicted in the winning artwork of three previous year’s contests – are not eligible as subject for the 2005 contest.
Judging criteria will emphasize uncluttered design suitable for printing as a stamp, anatomical accuracy of the illustrated species, and artistic rendering. Close attention must be given to tone and detail, since those aspects are prerequisites for printing artwork as a stamp. Wing and feather construction must be particularly well defined. Entrants may submit a painting or drawing; past contest entries have included works in oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, all of which are eligible.
For contest information and entry forms, contact David Hayden, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division,