Fish & wildlife habitat stamp contests

Background

Fish and wildlife habitat stamp contests are open to any Minnesota resident. 

Support fish and wildlife conservation by purchasing one of the stamps. Stamps can be purchased in combination with a hunting or fishing license or for collectable purposes. For more information, please visit the hunting license or fishing license page.

If you are interested in entering the contest, download an application This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. and submit it along with your artwork.

Rules

Download a copy of the stamp application and contest rules This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it..

All entries for the contest must be accompanied by the appropriate application materials.  Contest application packages, which include all entry forms and specifications, are also available by writing: Minnesota DNR Information Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155-4020; or by calling the DNR at (651) 296-6157. 

Entry dates

Entry dates for five habitat stamp contests conducted by the DNR are as follows:

Year 2014 Trout and Salmon Stamp Contest. 

Entries will be accepted beginning Monday, July 15, 2013 and continuing until 4:00 P.M. Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 20, St. Paul Minnesota, 55155-4020.  The judging will take place Thursday, August 1, 2013, at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Brown trout designs are not eligible this year.

Year 2014 Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest. 

Entries will be accepted beginning Monday, August 19, 2013, and continuing until 4:00 P.M. Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 20, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155-4020.  The judging will take place Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155-4020.  The Canada Goose is the only eligible species for depiction on the 2013 Minnesota Waterfowl Stamp.

Year 2014 Pheasant Habitat Stamp Contest. 

Entries will be accepted beginning Monday, September 9, 2013, and continuing until 4:00 P.M. Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 20, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155-4020.  The judging will take place Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155-4020.

Year 2014 Walleye Habitat Stamp Contest. 

Entries will be accepted beginning Monday, October 7, 2013, and continuing until 4:00 P.M. Friday, October 18, 2013, at the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 20, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155-4020.  The judging will take place Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Minnesota DNR Office, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155-4020.

Year 2015 Turkey Habitat Stamp Contest. 

Entries will be accepted beginning Thursday, December 12, 2013, and continuing until 4:00 P.M. Friday, December 27, 2013, at the Minnesota DNR, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 20, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155-4020. The judging will take place Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at the Minnesota DNR Office, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155-4020.

Previous year's results

Check the list of past winners.

Walleye Habitat Stamp

Walleye Stamp design contest winner

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2013 contest results

Hugo resident Nicholas Markell wins the 2013 Walleye Stamp design contest.


Trout and Salmon Stamp

Trout and Salmon Stamp design contest winner

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2013 contest results

The Brown Trout will be featured on the 2013 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp. The painting by Mike Zillgitt of Dexter, MN.  


Migratory Waterfowl Stamp

Migratory Waterfowl Stamp design contest winner

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2013 contest results

A Northern Pintail painted by David Chapman of Minnetonka will be featured on the 2013 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp.


Pheasant Habitat Stamp

Year 2009 Pheasant Habitat Stamp contest winner

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2013 contest results

Richfield resident Timothy Turenne wins the 2013 Pheasant Habitat design contest.


Turkey Habitat Stamp contest

Turkey stamp winner

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2014 contest results

Nodine resident Micah Hanson wins the 2015 Turkey Stamp design contest.