A state agency is seeking art entries depicting game mammals and game birds for the 2021-22 hunting stamp.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife is holding the contest to choose the artwork for wildlife conservation stamps, a requirement on Hawaii state hunting licenses, and game bird stamps, which are required for hunting game birds. Both stamps will be available to collectors.
Subjects for the stamps are the Kalij pheasant, which is found on Hawaii island and Oahu, and the mouflon/feral hybrid sheep found on Lanai, Hawaii island and the game ranches of Maui. Setting for the subjects should be a Hawaii habitat.
The size of the artwork should be a completed painting with a maximum of 24 inches by 36 inches and unframed. It will be reduced to a 1-by-1.5-inch stamp. The medium should be oil or acrylic.
To enter, submit the completed oil or acrylic panting or an 8.5-by-11-inch photo, print or photocopy of the completed painting.
All entries must be received by Feb. 5. Winners will be notified Feb. 20 and will receive a maximum award of $1,000.
All paintings must be accompanied by a $35 fee to cover the return cost of the artwork.
If a check is not included, artists will need to pick up their work. Checks should be made payable to the DLNR.
Copies of the announcement and the application form are available upon request from the Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325, Honolulu, 96813.
For more information, email Jason.D.Omick@hawaii .gov or call (808) 347-6869.