The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s annual Maine Migratory Waterfowl Hunting Stamp Contest is open to Maine residents age 18 and older.
The species chosen for the 2016 contest is the blue-winged teal. All entries must be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, March 25. The judging will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Augusta Civic Center, during the annual State of Maine Sportsman Show.
The winning piece will be reproduced as the 2016 migratory waterfowl duck stamp. The winning artist will receive an award of $1,000 and a sheet of 10 stamps. Second place will receive $300 and third place $100.
Although the duck stamp requirement of hunters was discontinued in 2002, migratory waterfowl stamps are available for purchase by collectors. Hunters now purchase a waterfowl hunting permit on their hunting licenses. Revenues from both are used for waterfowl conservation programs in Maine, according to the IF&W press release.
View and download the contest requirements here:Stamp Contest Requirements