Ducks Unlimited 2022 National Art Selection

DU invites you to submit one or more original art images to be considered for the 2022 National Event Merchandise Package

"Mixed Bag" by Abraham Hunter

© Abraham Hunter

"Mixed Bag" by Abraham Hunter

On behalf of Ducks Unlimited, we would like to invite you to submit one or more original art images to be considered for our 2022 National Event Merchandise Package. The Ducks Unlimited Art Committee will choose images to be published as signed and numbered limited edition prints and canvases. The artwork is offered framed, exclusively at our events beginning in January 2022. Since 1971, Ducks Unlimited's art program has raised more than $300 million for the organization's wetlands conservation mission.

If your image is selected, you will retain ownership of the original painting. Ducks Unlimited will be granted exclusive copyright of the image for reproduction and promotional purposes. Artists are compensated with a signing fee and each artist will be provided with proofs, which the artist may sell after DU’s edition is distributed. We will also pay the appropriate reasonable fees for travel and lodging to our printer for signing the edition.

The subjects that we seek are North American wildlife, including ducks, geese, sporting dogs, hunting scenes, big game, and upland game birds. Images with wildlife not indigenous to North America will not be considered. All images must be original, unpublished as a lithograph or giclée edition, and have a minimum size of 14 x 18 inches. We are especially interested in reviewing images that use the artist’s preferred medium. We are not interested in published artwork. You may submit multiple images.

Each year, one artist is selected as the Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year. The scene must include waterfowl but may focus on waterfowl hunting, retrieving dogs, or still life subjects. The image will become the centerpiece for the National Art Package and will receive appropriate promotion and prominence. The 2022 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year will be recognized with an article in Ducks Unlimited and at the 85th DU National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.


To be considered, please submit jpeg images to Michelle Worth, Product Coordinator. Images may be emailed to mworth@ducks.org or a USB drive mailed to the physical address listed below. All submissions must be received no later than September 15, 2020. Entries are accepted beginning July 1.

Indicate the artist, title, image size, and medium for each entry. Images sent via email are limited to 5 megabytes. The image quality must be 300 dpi or higher. Sharp, clear images will show the trueness of color and quality of the artwork. Do not send original work.

The Ducks Unlimited Art Committee looks forward to reviewing your artwork. If you have any questions, email Michelle Worth at mworth@ducks.org or call 901-758-3997.


Mailing Address:

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Attn: Michelle Worth

One Waterfowl Way

Memphis, TN 38120