Exhibit 1, 901 FW 2, Annual Events Calendar

FWM#: 264(new)
Date: July 24, 1996
Series: Special Program Series
Part 901: Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp
Originating Office: Duck Stamp Office

ANNUAL EVENTS CALENDAR

January

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibit at the Florida Wildlife Expo in Orlando.

o Attend planning meeting for the First Day of Sale Hometown Event.

February

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibit at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston, SC.

o Contact the winning federal artist's Senators about hosting the Congressional Reception held in conjunction with the annual art competition and reserving a room on the Hill for the event.

March

o Announce the dates of the duck stamp contest and publish the contest regulations in the FEDERAL REGISTER, including any changes.

o Send contest regulations to the artists mailing list.

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibit at the Montana Wildlife & Western Heritage Expo in Great Falls, MT.

April

o Federal Duck Stamp original art remains in the Duck Stamp Office for preparation of the Top Ten Photo Exhibits for the Regions/Refuges.

May

o Participate in the Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Expo in Memphis, TN.

o Artist's tour of the printing of the duck stamps at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

o Participate in the COMPEX Stamp Show in Chicago.

June

o First Day of Issue and Signing Ceremony for the new stamp held in D.C.

July

o First Day of Sale Ceremony for the new stamp held in the winning artist's hometown. Stamp officially goes on sale around the country.

o Federal Duck Stamp Contest officially opens July 1 to accept entries.

August

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibits at the LeBlanc Memorial Wildlife Art Show in Iron River, MI.

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibits at the Louisiana Wildfowl Festival in New Orleans, LA

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibits at Studio 124 Gallery in Florence, AL.

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibits at the Arts Festival Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

o Duck Stamp Contest officially closes for entries on August 30 at midnight.

o Participate in the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show, which is held in a different location each year.

September

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibits at the Watertown Wildlife & Western Art Show in Watertown, SD.

o Participate in the Wings'N Water Festival in Stone Harbor, NJ.

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibits at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show in Seattle, WA.

October

o Conduct the Federal Duck Stamp Contest in D.C., which includes the annual Judges Dinner and the Congressional Reception.

o Participate in the J.N. "Ding" Darling Annual Birthday Celebration at Sanibel Island, FL.

o Display Federal Original Art Exhibit at the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, TX.

o Participate in ASDA MegaEvent Stamp Show in New York City.

November

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibits at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD.

o Display Federal and Junior Original Art Exhibits at the Wildlife West Festival in San Bernardino, CA.

December

Nothing scheduled.


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