January 30, 2010
Colorado Seeks State Duck Stamp Entries
Each year, the Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Program holds a contest for original waterfowl artwork to be depicted on the Colorado waterfowl stamp. A stamp and a print of the stamp are created for sale to waterfowl and wetland enthusiasts, bird watchers, and stamp and print collectors. The funds are used for wetland projects that benefit ducks, geese, shorebirds and other wetland-dependent wildlife species. The first place winner will receive $3,500, second place receives $1,000 and third place receives $500. Entries will be accepted through Friday, March 5, 2010, 4:00 p.m., MST. The winner will be announced by Monday, March 29, 2010. See Waterfowl Contest (pdf) for an application and details.
To Purchase a Stamp
Colorado requires all waterfowl hunters to buy a Colorado hunting license (either a small game or a combination license) with a Colorado duck stamp verification, in addition to the federal duck stamp. An actual stamp can be requested at the time the hunting license is purchased and will be mailed to the purchaser.
To Order a Collector's Stamp
Collector Waterfowl Stamps are available at the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Previous years' stamps are also available. Note: Collector Waterfowl stamps do not afford hunting privileges.
To Order an Art Print of the Stamp
Art prints of the Colorado Waterfowl Stamp may be purchased by contacting Terrie DeLoria, Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.