Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp Design Competition

The Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp Design Competition was designed to ensure quality habitat for the hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese that migrate through the state. The art competition, which began in 1980, features painted portraits of the state’s diverse waterfowl species by the nation’s best artists.

The winning portrait is featured on Oklahoma's waterfowl license and collector's stamp. Funds generated through the sale of the waterfowl license and collector's stamp have helped purchase 11,675 wetland acres in Oklahoma. These funds also help to enhance, create, restore and maintain thousands of additional acres of critical waterfowl habitat. Wetland development units such as Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area and Red Slough Wildlife Management Area have benefited from waterfowl license funds.

Submissions Open Now!

Submit your art for the 2024-25 contest online here.

The deadline is Aug. 1, 2023.

Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp Design Contest

This year's selected waterfowl is the gadwall.

Future waterfowl license and collector stamp species:

  • 2024-2025: Gadwall (current)
  • 2025-2026: Lesser Scaup
  • 2026-2027: Canvasback
  • 2027-2028: White-Fronted Goose
  • 2028-2029: Blue-Winged Teal

Previous waterfowl license and collector stamp species Green-Winged Teal:

  • Winner: Scott Calpino, Bernville, PA
  • Honorable Mention: Shea Meyer, Stratford, OK
  • Honorable Mention: Dennis Arp, Box Elder, SD
  • Honorable Mentions: Jeffrey Klinefelter, Etna Green, IN

To purchase an Oklahoma waterfowl license or collectors stamp, visit the Outdoor Store on Go Outdoors OK.

The 2022 OKLAHOMA WATERFOWL STAMP DESIGN COMPETITION voting is now closed!