Calling All Hawaii Artist: The Hawaii Wildlife & Gamebird Contest
If you are an Hawaiian artist, this could be your chance to get major recognition. The Department of land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife is seeking entries to an art contest for its 2012-2013 Hawaii Wildlife Conservation Stamp and 2012-2013 Hawaii Game Bird Stamp.
CALL TO ARTISTS - The Hawaii‘i DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife is
seeking submissions of paintings to be selected to create the 2012-2013 Hawai‘i
Wildlife Conservation Stamp and the Hawai‘i Game Bird Stamp, used for state
hunting licenses and available to collectors. Next year’s stamps will feature the
best depiction of one species of game mammal and the best depiction of one
species of game bird, in Hawai‘i habitat. Submissions must be received by May 7,
2012. The winner for each category will receive a maximum stipend of $1,000.
For additional information and contest rules, see the Division’s website at
www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw or call 587-4185.
HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry
and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking entries to an art contest for its 2012-2013 Hawai‘i Wildlife
Conservation Stamp and 2012-2013 Hawai‘i Game Bird Stamp.
The Wildlife Conservation Stamp will be required to validate the Hawai‘i State hunting licenses.
A separate Game Bird Stamp will be required for those with licenses intending to hunt game
birds. Productions of the stamps will also be available to wildlife stamp collectors.
The contest announcement and application with all entry information details on required artwork,
rules, terms, and conditions are available on the Division of Forestry & Wildlife website,
www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw, or can be obtained at any DOFAW office.
Entries of artwork for the 2012-2013 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation Stamp may depict any game
mammal, and the 2012-2013 Hawai‘i Game Bird Stamp may depict a list of specific game birds
found in the contest announcement. DOFAW encourages submission of photo/print/photocopy
of a completed oil or acrylic painting that depicts the species of each category in the setting of its
typical Hawai‘i habitat or within its range of habitat. Artist who choose to send an original
painting must include $25 for the cost of returning the artwork.
All entries must be received by May 7, 2012. Notification of the winner will be made on
May 11, 2012. Each of the two winners will receive a maximum stipend of $1,000.
Funds from sales of the Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation Stamps go into the state Wildlife
Revolving Fund to support game animal populations and habitat, and to manage hunting in the
state. Activities and projects supported by this fund have included surveys of game bird and
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mammal populations; land leasing for hunting; predator control; and maintenance of wildlife
watering units. In addition, planting of native shrubs and trees, controlled burns, removal of
invasive plants, and other wildlife habitat improvement and restoration projects are supported by
Questions regarding the contest can be emailed directly to Edwin.D.Johnson@hawaii.gov or
directed to 808-587-4185. For official contest rules, visit www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw.
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