Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is inviting artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in Connecticut’s annual Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.

DEEP encourages artists to submit entries that contain Connecticut-specific imagery. The winning entry in the contest will be featured on the 2019 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp.

The contest is open to all 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 highly 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 April 15 to be eligible.

Entries should be sent to CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Attn: Migratory Game Bird Program, 391 Route 32, North Franklin CT 06254.

Full contest rules, judging criteria, and an official entry certificate are available on the DEEP website, ct.gov/deep/ctduckstamp, or by calling the DEEP Wildlife Division’s Franklin office at 860-418-5952.