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Bird stamp entries being sought

Updated 3:21 pm, Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is inviting artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in the Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Art Contest.

The winning entry will be featured on the 2014 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp.

The contest is open to all artists (including Junior Duck Stamp artists), regardless of residence, age or experience. Artwork may be in any full-color medium, including acrylic, oil, colored pencil and watercolor. Images that include a Connecticut scene or landmark are preferred. Entries will be judged on originality, artistic composition, anatomical accuracy, general rendering and suitability for reproduction.

Entries must be received in person or postmarked on or before March 15, 2013, to be eligible, and sent to Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Attn: Migratory Game Bird Program, 391 Route 32, North Franklin 06254.

Full contest rules, judging criteria and an official entry certificate are available at www.ct.gov/deep/ctduckstamp or by calling 860-642-7239.