Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in the annual Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest. The winning entry will be featured on the 2015 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp.

The contest is open to all artists. 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, 2014, to be eligible. Full contest rules, judging criteria, and an official entry certificate are available at ct.gov/deep/ctduckstamp or by calling 860-642-7239.