Minnesota DNR habitat stamp contest dates set

Entry deadlines and contest dates to select the Minnesota DNR
fish and wildlife 2011 habitat stamps have been established for the
2010 calendar year. All entries must be submitted to DNR, Division
of Fish and Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 20, St. Paul, MN
55155-4020.

The contest entry dates and details:

• Trout and Salmon Stamp entries will be accepted Monday, July
19, through 4 p.m. Friday, July 30. Judging will occur Thursday,
Aug. 5. Brook trout designs are not eligible this year.

• Walleye Habitat Stamp entries will be accepted Monday, Oct.
11, through 4 p.m. Friday Oct. 22.  Judging will occur Thursday,
Oct. 28.

• Migratory Waterfowl Stamp entries will be accepted Monday,
Aug. 23, through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Judging will occur
Thursday, Sept. 9. The Red-Breasted Merganser is the only eligible
species for depiction on the 2011 Minnesota waterfowl stamp.

•Pheasant Habitat Stamp entries will be accepted Monday, Sept.
13, through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. Judging will occur Thursday,
Sept. 30.

•Turkey Habitat Stamp entries will be accepted Monday, Dec. 13,
through 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30. Judging will occur Thursday, Jan.
6, 2011.

All contest entries must be accompanied by the appropriate
application materials. Contest application packages, which include
all entry forms and specifications, are available by contacting the
DNR Information Center at 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN
55155-4040, or by calling 651-296-6157 or 888-MINNDNR (646-6367).
Contest applications and information also are available on the DNR
Web site at http://www.mndnr.gov/news.

All stamp contests will have a judging panel consisting of
members with expertise in art, ornithology, hunting, fishing,
conservation or printing. Judging will take place at the DNR
headquarters. Revenues from stamp sales are dedicated to the
development, restoration, maintenance and preservation of
Minnesota’s wildlife habitat. Stamp art contests, which are open
only to Minnesota residents, offer no prizes. Winning artists
usually issue limited edition prints and retain the proceeds.

A reproduction rights agreement, granting the DNR the right to
use the design for the stamp image and other purposes, must be
signed and submitted for an entry to be eligible. Additional info
available at: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/contests/stamps.html

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