Oregon: ODFW Announces 2023 Annual Wildlife Art Contest

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Artists are invited to participate in any or all three of the ODFW’s 2023 Stamp Art Competitions.

The winning artist in each contest will receive a $2,000 prize and the winning artwork will be used to create collectible stamps and other promotional items, with proceeds benefiting Oregon fish, wildlife and their habitats. For more information on contest rules and to order stamps and fine art prints, go to: dfw.state.or.us/stamp_contest/index.asp

Habitat Conservation Stamp
Art entries must depict an appropriate species from the Oregon Conservation Strategy in its natural habitat. Please refer to the Contest Rules and Entry Form for a list of eligible species.

Waterfowl Stamping Competition
Art entries must show the scaup in their natural habitat: More information on the competition rules and the entry form.

Highland Gamebird Stamping Contest
All entries must show the mountain quail in their natural habitat. See Contest Rules and Entry Form for more information.

Submissions will be accepted between August 26 and September 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr., SE, Salem, OR 97302. Submissions can be made by post or in person. For artists, packaging tips, see last page of contest rules. A panel evaluates the artworks based on artistic composition, the anatomical accuracy of the species, and overall attractiveness.

Collectible stamps, art prints and other promotional materials are made from premium artwork. Proceeds from product sales are used for habitat improvement, research surveys, and conservation projects. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the ODFW Stamp Art Competition website for more information on the competitions and to view entries from previous years.

2022 Art Competition Winners (Imagery Available):
Habitat Conservation, Curlew by Kathy Peckham
Waterfowl, Northern Shoveler by Buck Spencer
Highland Wild Bird, Chukar by Debra Otterstein

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