Conservation Stamp Art deadline March 15
by Wyoming Game & Fish
January 27, 2006
Artists are reminded their renditions of blue grouse are due March 15 to be judged for the honor of what painting is featured on Wyoming's 2007 conservation stamp.
Entries for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's contest will be accepted Feb. 1 through March 15. As in previous years, the paintings must be in an 18- by 24-inch horizontal format. The contest will be judged April 14 at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne and the public is invited to attend a reception that evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
The top 40 entries will be displayed at the museum through May 28. All but the first place painting will be on sale.
The winning artist receives $2,500. Other prizes include: second place, $1,500, third $1,000, fourth $500, and fifth $250. The winning artwork, which is displayed permanently at the Game and Fish Cheyenne office, will be reproduced on more than 300,000 conservation stamps for 2007.
Nearly all hunters and anglers are required to purchase the $10.50 stamp. The stamp is also garnering growing sales from wildlife watchers and collectors.