Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources’ (DNR) 2012 trout and salmon stamp from
Monday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 19.
Designs should be securely wrapped and enclosed in an envelope or
other container. The words “Trout and Salmon Stamp” should be
clearly marked on outside of the container. Late entries will not
Trout or salmon must be the primary focus of the design. Other fish
species may be included in the design if they are used to depict
common interaction between species or are common inhabitants of
Minnesota’s lakes and rivers.
Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part
of their finished entries. Any entry that contains photographic
products will be disqualified.
Entries will be accepted via mail and in person at DNR
headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul. Mailed entries should
be addressed to 2012 Trout and Salmon Stamp Contest, DNR Division
of Fish and Wildlife, Box 20, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN
The contest, which offers no prizes, is open to Minnesota residents
only. Winning artists usually issue limited edition prints of the
artwork and retain proceeds. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated
to trout and salmon management-related activities.
A contest entry form and reproduction rights agreement, which
grants the DNR the right to use the design for the stamp image and
other promotional, educational and informational purposes related
to trout and salmon, must be signed and submitted with the
Judging will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, at DNR
headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul.
Complete contest criteria and information are available from the
DNR Information Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155, and
online at www.mndnr.gov/contests.