2025 Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl State Stamp Contest

Hosted by: Alissa Kakatsch

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting artwork entries for the Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp design contests. The winning designs will appear on the 2025 collection of stamps.

Each year, local artists from around Wisconsin compete for an opportunity to have their artwork commemorated in a historic way on the wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamps.

Sales of these three stamps bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for species management throughout the state, including habitat management, restoration, education and research projects. Hunters are required to purchase stamps to harvest these game birds.

Artwork must meet technical requirements to be eligible, and applicants should carefully review the contest rules to ensure their entries’ eligibility.

Stamp design entries must be received or postmarked by Aug. 1, 2024. Judging will take place on Aug. 24, 2024, at the Waterfowl Hunters Expo in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The winners of the 2024 contests were:

  • Wild Turkey – Jim Tostrud of Kenosha
  • Pheasant – Robert Wilkens of New Holstein
  • Waterfowl – Ryan Rickaby of Suamico

All stamp contest applicants should review contest rules carefully to ensure the eligibility of their entries. Artwork must meet technical requirements to be properly processed and prepared for judging and display.

Rules, entry information and reproduction rights agreements are available on the DNR’s Wildlife Stamp Funding and Stamp Design Contest webpage.

Stamp Contest
Stamp Contest
Stamp Contest