Entries will be accepted from January 1 - February 15, 2017. The competition is open to resident Alabama artists only. Only original horizontal artworks depicting a species of North American migratory duck or goose will be eligible. The Mallard, American Wigeon, and Canada Goose -- depicted in the winning artwork of the three previous year’s contests -- are not eligible as the subject for the 2018-2019 waterfowl stamp.
The judging criteria will emphasize uncluttered design suitable for printing as a stamp, anatomical accuracy of the illustrated species, and artistic rendering. Close attention must be given to tone and detail, since those aspects are prerequisites for printing artwork as a stamp. Wing and feather construction must be particularly well defined. Entries may be drawn or painted in any medium. Entries cannot exceed 9 by 12 inches (15 by 18 inches matted).firstname.lastname@example.org or call (256) 437-2788.