The 2012 Iowa "Print of the Year" contest will be held in conjunction with the Iowa Ducks Unlimited State Convention, which will be held Feb. 10-12, 2012, at the Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa.
Entry deadline for the contest will be 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. Your art entries must be delivered between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. The contest will be judged at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2012. You may also send your entries via mail to Bernie Kofron at the address below—but they must arrive by February 6, 2012.
Please pay particular attention to Rule 11 in the Contest Rules. Iowa Ducks Unlimited attempts to diversify the subject matter of its "Print of the Year" by annually designating the species that will qualify for entry. The subject matter for 2012 will be WATERFOWL. Artists may submit up to two (2) entries (see Rule 6).
In past competitions, winning the "Artist of the Year/Print of the Year" contest has proven to be a coveted prize. The Iowa "Print of the Year" contest gives the winning artist a chance at regional recognition for his or her expertise. Prints from the winning entry are traded with other state DU organizations in the Midwest and western part of the United States. Together with Iowa, these states represent approximately 40 percent of Ducks Unlimited's total membership. Over 200,000 attendees at nearly 1,500 Ducks Unlimited chapter events will see the winning entry.
Thanks to the excellent quality of past artwork entries, Iowa Ducks Unlimited has one of the best state art programs in the DU family. Thank you for your interest in helping us continue to lead the way.
Bernie L. Kofron
Iowa Ducks Unlimited
1542 Edgewood Drive
Carroll, IA 51401