DLNR News Release: Hawai'i wildlife conservation stamp contest opens

Artists are welcome to submit entries to the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) in the annual art contest depicting game mammals and game birds for the 2021-22 hunting stamp. The wildlife conservation stamp is a requirement on Hawai’i state hunting licenses. The game bird stamp is required for anyone intending to hunt game birds. Both stamps will be available to stamp collectors.

Subject for this year’s stamp’s

SUBJECT: Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) (Occurs on islands of Hawai’i and O’ahu)

Mouflon-Feral Hybrid Sheep (Ovis musimon x Ovis aries) (occurs on Lana’i, Hawai’i, and the game ranches of Maui)

SETTING: Hawai‘i habitat

SIZE: Completed painting with a maximum of 24” by 36” and unframed (to be reduced to 1” X 1.5” stamp)

MEDIUM: Oil or acrylic

ENTRY: Completed oil or acrylic painting or an 8.5” X 11” photo/print/photocopy of a completed painting

DEADLINE: All entries must be received by February 5, 2021. Notification of the winner will be made on February 20, 2021

SHIPPING FEE: All paintings sent must be accompanied by a $35.00 fee, to cover the cost of returning the artwork. If a check is not included, you will need to come to the DOFAW office to pick up your artwork. Checks are to be made payable to the DLNR. Otherwise, a photo, print, or photocopy of an original painting may be sent with no fee (see application form)

PAYMENTS: The winner will receive a maximum award of $1,000

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