Sykesville Artist Wins Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest
Stephen Perrine from Sykesville won the 40th annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest with his painting of a Ring Necked Duck titled Cold Front.
“I’ve entered the contest for a number of year, I’m so excited and honored to have finally won,” said Perrine.
A panel of judges selected Perrine’s work before a crowd on April 27 at the 44th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD.
This is the first time Perrine has been the Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Contest winner, though he’s entries have been in the final round for a number of years.
The Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest showcases the talents of Maryland’s gifted wildlife artists while raising funds for the conservation. Migratory game bird hunters are required to purchase these stamps and the proceeds are used to fund migratory game bird research and habitat enhancement on the State’s public lands. More than $7 million in stamp sales have been spent on migratory game projects since the beginning of the stamps in 1974.