Jan 23, 2012

Connecticut Duck Stamp Art Contest

I'm an no artist, but I can draw a mean stick figure, but if you are then don't miss out on an opportunity to have your artwork represented on Connecticut's Migratory Bird Conversation Stamp.   I am always amazed at the incredible detail of these stamps and they truly are a piece of art.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is initiating a new artistic competition to determine the annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp image.

1993 Connecticut Duck Stamp Print
1993 Connecticut Duck Stamp Print
'First of State'
Painted by Thomas Hirata

A pair of black ducks over the historic Saybrook Lighthouse

The Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Program is a great example of how conservation works -- concerned citizens paying into a program that was formed to protect and enhance vital habitat. Over 3,145 acres of critical wetlands have been protected using Duck Stamp funds. These wetlands benefit not only waterfowl, but also a multitude of other wildlife species like herons, egrets, fish, and amphibians.
  • Artists are invited to enter an original piece of artwork that depicts a waterfowl species (duck, goose, or brant) that occurs in Connecticut. Images that include a Connecticut scene or landmark in the background are preferred. The winning entry will be featured on the 2013 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp. (Full Contest Rules - PDF)
  • Artwork may be in any full-color medium, including acrylic, oil, colored pencil, and watercolor.
  • The contest is open to all artists, regardless of residence, age, or experience.
  • Entries will be judged on originality, artistic composition, anatomical accuracy, general rendering, and suitability for reproduction.
  • Entries must be received in person or postmarked on or before March 15, 2012, to be eligible.
Print a full-color brochure on the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Art Contest (PDF)

For More information visist the CT DEEP Website:   http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=492150&depNav_GID=1655


  1. I'll bet my stick figure is worser than your, LOL.

  2. I can draw a stick figure with a ruler but it will still come out crooked.

  3. I believe black ducks were also on the stamp last year or the year before. Down here black ducks are king since they are harder to decoy.

  4. is the contest still going for this year 2013, or is this a thing of the past,