Artists planning to participate in the Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp design competition are reminded they have until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1 to submit entries. This prestigious contest has been conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation since 1980.

The winning artwork will serve as the design for the 2017-18 Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp, which is purchased by waterfowl hunters in the state and collectors nationwide. The winning artist will receive a $1,200 purchase award courtesy of NatureWorks, a Tulsa-based conservation organization.

The subject for this year's stamp design competition is the green-winged teal. An initial call for entries was issued in May.Complete contest rules and entry forms appear on the Department's website at For more contest information, call (405) 521-4632.