ST. PAUL — Minnesota artists can submit their work July 15-26, to be considered for use on the state's 2020 walleye stamp and the trout and salmon stamp.
Trout or salmon must be the primary focus of the design for the trout and stamp, and walleye must be the primary focus of the walleye stamp. Other fish species may be included in the designs if they are used to depict common interaction between species.
A brook trout was featured on the 2019 trout and salmon stamp, and that species is not eligible for this year's contest.
Final judging for both contests is open to the public and will take place at 2 p.m. on Aug. 1, at DNR Central Office, 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul.
Artists can read contest rules and submission guidelines at mndnr.gov/stamps.
The voluntary walleye stamp costs $5 but is not required to fish for or possess walleye. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers will be mailed the pictorial stamp. Walleye stamps are available year-round and are not required to be purchased at the same time as fishing licenses.
Anglers can purchase the trout and salmon stamp with their fishing license for an additional $10. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to trout and salmon management and habitat work.