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Delaware Waterfowl Stamp Contest Rules

August 11, 2016


All persons who are citizens of the United States are eligible to participate in the contest.


The name of the species depicted shall be printed on the back of the entry. The design must be a horizontal drawing or painting 8-3/4″ X 12″ on an archival surface. Entries must be matted with a single white or off-white matte 12″ X 15″ with a white or off-white core and protected by a removable covering of acetate or cellophane. All acetate/cellophane will be removed for display and judging.

When ready for display (i.e. matted and protective covering removed) entries must be no more than 7/16 inches in thickness, and weigh no more than 20 ounces (1-1/4 pounds). Entries must not be framed or under glass. No scroll work, lettering, initials or signatures may appear on the design itself. The designated waterfowl species depiction must be the contestant’s own original creation and may not be copied or duplicated from previously published art.

2017 – 2021 5-Year Series Subject Matter

  • 2017 Canvas Back and Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • 2018 Pintail and Golden Retriever
  • 2019 Long tailed Duck (oldsquaw) and Black Labrador Retriever
  • 2020 Wigeon and Chocolate Labrador Retriever
  • 2020/2021 Wigeon and Chocolate Labrador Retriever

The background may also include any other related subjects (duck boats, blinds, dogs, decoys etc.).


Entries must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2017


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