Friday, September 28, 2001Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking original artwork for the 2002 migratory bird stamp design competition. The stamp will feature a design in celebration of Montana's heritage from the time of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery.
The competition is open to Montana artists and the artwork must be original and not entered in competition in any other state or federal waterfowl stamp program.
The theme of Montana's heritage from the time of Lewis and Clark is required for the stamp design. The 2002 design will be a 13" by 18" rendering in full color of a pair of greater Sandhill cranes set in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. The scene must include as part of the background or design a rendering of the Lewis and Clark party or member(s) of that party as they might have appeared on the way west.
Funds from the sale of the stamp go to wetlands protection and conservation in Montana. The chosen original design and reproduction rights will become the property of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Artists interested in submitting work for this competition should contact the Wildlife Division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena (406-444-2612) for a request for proposal form. This form and the artist's submission must be received by the FWP Wildlife Division by December 3, 2001.