Sharpen your pencils and prepare your paints! Artists, we want to see your designs for the 50th Anniversary DNR Deer Management Cooperator Patch. Design submissions for the contest are due by April 29, 2022.

The Michigan Deer Management Cooperator Patch has been a popular collector’s item for hunters since the early 1970s.

Contest guidelines are as follows:

  • All entries must either be emailed to or be mailed to:

Wildlife Division
Attn: Emilie O’Grady
525 W Allegan St.
Lansing, MI 48933

  • Submissions must include artist’s name, mailing address, and phone number.
  • Anyone can enter the contest. Children under the age of 13 need a parental permission signature on the back of their submitted artwork to be eligible.
  • Work must be original and submitted by the artist.
  • Entries must be rectangular and no larger than 3” x 4”.
  • Designs must portray white-tailed deer or white-tailed deer hunting in a Michigan habitat.
  • No more than 5 colors may be used in designs.
  • Please remember that these designs will be stitched out on a patch, heavily detailed designs will not be able to print correctly.
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources logo must be included in the design.
  • The following text must be included within the design: Successful Hunter, 50th Anniversary Deer Patch 2022,
  • The winner will be contacted in early June.
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold the rights to all submitted artwork.

Good luck to all the artists!

Questions about the contest? Contact Emilie O’Grady, 517-284-9453