DNR Invites Wildlife Artists to Enter 13th Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest
Annapolis, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites artists to submit original artwork for the 13th Annual Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest. Both Maryland residents and non-residents may enter now through March 20, 2009.
“The proceeds from the sale of the Black Bear Stamp and other related products are used to compensate farmers in Maryland experiencing agricultural damage caused by black bears,” said Jonathan McKnight, acting Director of DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service.
All entries must be original, previously unreleased artwork. Each contestant may submit one entry for a non-refundable $10 entry fee. Contest entries will be judged on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Patuxent National Wildlife Visitors Center in Laurel, Md., in conjunction with the 20th Annual Patuxent Wildlife Art Show.
For contest rules and more information visit http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/bbcp/bbstampcontest.html, call Doug Wigfield at 410-713-3852 or e-mail dwigfield2 [at] dnr [dot] state [dot] md [dot] us.