Duck Stamp Art Contest Winner Announced Today
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2005
Nicholas Throckmorton, cell: 703-915-5105
Kyla Hastie, 404-679-7125
Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest
Judges and Officials; Ducks Unlimited; Memphis College of Art; Greater
Memphis Arts Council
Announcement of winner of 2005
Federal Duck Stamp Contest, oldest and most prestigious wildlife art
contest in the nation; First time ever held outside of Washington, D.C.
Memphis College of Art, 1930
Poplar Avenue, Overton Park
Thursday, Sept 15
Noon: Final hour of judging – watch the judges narrow the field to
1:30 p.m. Announcement of winner – hear
the call to the national winner - media may then interview winner via
phone (or in-person if winner is in the audience); interviews also available
with Duck Stamp contest officials and judges
5:00 p.m. – Ward Burton,
Duck Stamp contest judge and 2002 winner of Daytona 500, appears as Honorary
Duck Master, Memphis Peabody Hotel
Other media opportunities:
Friday, Sept 16
Noon- 1:30: Artist lecture with David Maass, winner of the 1974 and
1982 Federal Duck Stamp contests and Scot Storm, winner of the 2004
contest. Interviews available before or after lecture.
Saturday, Sept 17
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Media availability with Federal Duck Stamp Contest
Winner at 2005 Ducks Unlimited Expo, Agricenter International (7777 Walnut
Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38120)
- Buying a Federal Duck Stamp is one of the most effective ways for
any citizen to make a difference for conservation. 98% of the proceeds from
the $15 Duck Stamp goes into the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, which
purchases wetlands for the National Wildlife Refuge System
- Since 1934, sales of Duck
Stamps have raised more than $700 million. More than 5.2 million acres
of important wildlife habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System
have been acquired.
- All waterfowl hunters age
16 and older must purchase and carry Duck Stamps.
- A valid Duck Stamp can be
used for free admission to the more than 540 National Wildlife Refuges
that are open to the public.
- Duck Stamps feature artwork
by some of the nation’s best wildlife
artists, and have been collected by stamp enthusiasts for years.
For more information about
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, visit our home page at http://www.fws.gov/southeast