June 11, 2014
SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announces an art contest to select the winning artwork that will be featured on the 2015 Habitat Conservation Stamp and other promotional materials. The winning artist will receive $1,000 and 25 artist prints. The contest opened June 10 and closes 5 p.m. Aug. 29, 2014.
A list of species that can be depicted is available online. Rules, entry form, species list and previous entries and winners can be found in the Conservation section of the ODFW website.
The winning entry will be chosen at an event in the fall. After judging, all art that meets contest requirements will be on display.
About the Habitat Conservation Stamp Program
The Habitat Conservation Stamp program allows Oregonians to purchase a collector stamp to support conservation of Oregon’s native species and habitats as identified in the Oregon Conservation and Nearshore strategies. Revenue will be used for restoration of the native habitats that are home to the state’s fish and wildlife. Habitat Conservation Stamps for 2014 and other promotional materials are on sale now wherever fishing and hunting licenses are sold.
Upland Gamebird Stamp Art Contest is also open
The 2015 ODFW Upland Gamebird Art Contest is underway. It also closes on Aug. 29, 2014. The featured species is the Hungarian/Gray partridge. See artists’ rules and instructions (pdf).
About the Upland Game Bird Validation (Stamp) Program
The sale of Upland Game Bird Validation stamps generates much of the revenue for upland game bird management activities. These funds also promote upland bird habitat enhancement and restoration, which provide benefits many species of fish and wildlife.
Meg Kenagy, Conservation Strategy Communications Coordinator, (503) 947-6021, firstname.lastname@example.org