Iowa DU Print of The Year

Information for artists participating in the Iowa Print of the Year contest

Dear Artists participating in the Iowa “Print of the Year” Contest

Enclosed is information regarding the Iowa Ducks Unlimited “Artist of the Year\Print” contests for 2019. We anticipate another competition of high quality artwork submitted by both state and regional artists.

The contest will be held in conjunction with the Iowa Ducks Unlimited State Convention held February 9 th, 2019 at the Ramada Tropics – Des Moines, 5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines IA. Entry deadline for the contest will be at 9:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 9 th, 2019.  *Entries submitted by mail must be received at the address below by Feb. 1 st, 2019; a signed Artist Contract must accompany all entries.

Please pay particular attention to Rule 11 in the accompanying 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 2019 will be “WETLAND 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 US. Together with Iowa, these states represent approximately 40% 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 Ducks Unlimited family. Thank you for your interest in helping us in continuing to lead the way.


IA Ducks Unlimited Art Chairs
Chris and Twila Sprott
304 E 2nd St
Woodward, IA  50276 or