Duck Stamp Contest Migrates to Memphis
Contacts: Tom MacKenzie, USFWS S/E, 404-679-7291 Cell: 678-296-6400
Join us next month when the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest arrives in Memphis. For the first time in its 72-year history, it will be held outside Washington. You’ll be able to see the hundreds of art entries from around the country—one of which will be chosen on Sept. 15 as next year’s Federal Duck Stamp.
This annual competition is a program of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that to date has raised more than $700 million to preserve 5.2 million acres of wetland habitat throughout the United States. It is considered one of the most successful conservation programs ever.
Hosted by Ducks Unlimited, the Greater Memphis Arts Council, and Memphis College of Art, the contest includes a series of Conservation Through Art events during the week of September 11-17, 2005. The exhibit and related events will be held at Memphis College of Art and are free and open to the public.
Sunday, Sept. 11: Family Day, Noon to 4:00 p.m. FREE
Monday, Sept. 12: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13: Noon
Wednesday, Sept. 14: 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15:
Friday, Sept. 16: Noon
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18
NOTE: You can view our releases or subscribe to receive them -- via e-mail -- at the Service's Southeast Regional home page at http://www.fws.gov/southeast. Our national home page is at: http://www.fws.gov/news/newsreleases/, Atlanta, GA 30345, phone: 404/679-7289 Fax: 404/679-7286