Artists can submit entries for the contest that decides what artwork will be featured on the 2019 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Entries will be accepted from Monday, July 16, to 4 p.m. Friday, July 27.
Trout or salmon must be the primary focus of the design, though other fish species may be included in the design if they are used to depict common interaction between species or are common inhabitants of Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. Brown trout designs are not eligible this year.
Artists are not allowed to use any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Winning artists can issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain proceeds. Judging will take place Thursday, Aug. 2, at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul.
Anglers can purchase the trout and salmon stamp validation with their fishing license for an additional $10. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It also is available for purchase as a collectible for $10.75. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to trout and salmon management and habitat work.
For more information and contest guidelines, visit mndnr.gov/stamps, or call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367.