Alabama Waterfowl Art Contest
Flier about the 2013 Contest (2014 info coming soon)
The 2014 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp art contest, which opens
Display of all entries, to which the public will be invited, will be held in February 2014, at the
Contest coordinator David C. Hayden, Assistant Chief of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries’ Wildlife Section, advises artists that entries must not exceed 9 by 12 inches (15 by 18 inches matted). Only original horizontal artworks depicting a species of North American migratory duck or goose will be eligible. The Ring-necked Duck, Ross' Goose and Pintail—depicted in the winning artwork of three previous year’s contests—are not eligible as the subject for the 2014-2015 Waterfowl Stamp.
Hayden says 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. Entrants may submit a painting or drawing; past contest entries have included works in oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, all of which are eligible.
For contest information and entry forms, contact David Hayden, Alabama Wildlife and Fisheries Division,