Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp Art Entries Due Aug. 31
Every year for the past 42 years, Oklahoma has conducted an annual Waterfowl Stamp Design Contest to celebrate great artwork and to raise funds for wetland habitat projects across the state.
This year’s duck stamp contest is under way, and all entries are due by Aug. 31.
Oklahoma is blessed with a tremendous number of excellent wildlife artists. If you are one (or know one who would like to enter), the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation invites you to get creative with us!
Any artist from any state is eligible to enter an artwork. The gadwall duck is this year’s selected subject.
The winning artwork will become the design for the 2024-25 Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp, which can be purchased by state waterfowl hunters and stamp collectors nationwide. The winning artist will receive a $1,200 purchase award.
Since Oklahoma’s waterfowl stamp program began, about 12,000 acres of habitat has been purchased and many thousands of acres of habitat has been enhanced, restored and maintained for the benefit of waterfowl.
The current Oklahoma waterfowl stamp features a green-winged teal in artwork created by Scott Calpino of Bernville, Penn.
After the entry period closes Aug. 31, public voting will take place online and count as part of the scoring. Wildlife Department judges will consider each artwork in terms of anatomical accuracy, artistic composition and suitability for printing.
For complete rules, go to www.wildlifedepartment.com/hunting/resources/waterfowl/duck-stamp-program.