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DLNR News Release- Hawai’i Wildlife Conservation Stamp Contest Seeks Entries For 2019-20, Dec. 7, 2018

Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in Latest Department News

(Honolulu) –Enthusiastic painters are welcome to submit entries to the DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife (DOFAW) in an art contest to depict a game mammal and game bird for its 2019-2020 hunting stamp.

The wildlife conservation stamp is a requirement on the Hawai‘i state hunting license and the game bird stamp is required for those intending to hunt game birds. Both stamps will be available to wildlife stamp collectors.

Here are the requirements for entries in this year’s contest:

SUBJECT:                   Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus var.); Mouflon sheep (Ovis musimon)

SETTING:                  Hawaii Habitat

SIZE:                           Completed painting with a maximum of 24” by 36” and unframed (to be reduced to 1” X 1.5” stamp)

MEDIUM:                    Oil or acrylic

ENTRY:                      Completed oil or acrylic painting or an 8.5” X 11” photo/print/photocopy of a completed painting

DEADLINE:                 All entries must be received by February 8, 2019.  Notification of the winner will be made on February 15, 2019.

SHIPPING FEE:          All paintings sent must be accompanied by a $35.00 fee to cover cost of returning the artwork. If a check is not included, you will need to come to the DOFAW Administration Office to pick up your artwork.  Checks are made payable to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  Otherwise, a photo, print, or photocopy of an original painting may be sent with no fee (see application form).

PAYMENTS:               The winner will receive a maximum award of $1,000.


Funds from the Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation Stamps sales go into the state Wildlife Revolving Fund to support wildlife populations and habitat and to manage hunting in the State.  Last year revenues from both stamps were used to cover some of the costs of maintaining hunting units and to add game bird and game mammal hunting opportunities where possible. Proceeds from the sales of wildlife conservation stamps will also provide funds for the annual lease rental of the Lana‘i Cooperative Game Management Area and several other hunting unit leases.

Additional Resources

Copies of this announcement and application form are available upon request from the Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325, Honolulu, HI 96813. Questions regarding the contest can be e-mailed to [email protected].

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Media contact:

AJ McWhorter

DLNR Communications Specialist

Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

[email protected]

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808-587-0396 (Communications Office)

808-587-0418 (Direct Line)