FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2021
Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the 2021 Virtual Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual national wildlife art competition – the 2021 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest – will be broadcast live on September 24 and 25.
The media and public are invited to view the contest via live webcast as five judges review 137 contest entries and select the winning artwork. Judging for the duck stamp begins at 10:00 a.m. EST, Friday and 10:00 a.m. EST, Saturday, with the final selection announced around noon. This event is not open to the public this year. Tune in for video cameos from Service Principal Deputy Director, Martha Williams, artists, and other members of the conservation community.
The winning art selected will appear on the 2022-2023 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or “Duck Stamp”. The Federal Duck Stamp plays a critically important role in wildlife conservation. Since 1934, sales from the iconic stamp have raised more than $1.1 billion to protect over 6 million acres of wetlands habitat.
More information is available at: https://www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp/duck-stamp-contest-and-event-information.php.
What: Selection of the 2021 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest Winner
When: September 24 and 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. EST (judging begins at 10:00 a.m., daily; winning artwork expected to be announced on Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and noon)
Where: Virtual Webcast
Who: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information, visit www.fws.gov, or connect with us through any of these social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
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