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Waterfowl Art Competition open through Nov. 7

First time in 20 years ODFW is holding an open competition for its waterfowl stamp

July 15, 2014

SALEM, Ore.—Artists are encouraged to enter ODFW’s 2015 Waterfowl Art Competition, open now through Nov. 7, 2014.

The winning artist will be awarded $3,000 and their artwork will be used to produce the 2015 Oregon Waterfowl Stamp, which is purchased by hunters and collectors each year.

The artwork should feature one or more ducks and/or geese native to Oregon, in their natural habitat setting. Submissions should not have been entered into any other state or federal waterfowl stamp competition.

A full description of the contest and requirements are available online.

Oregon has had a waterfowl stamp every year since 1984. Since waterfowl validations are now printed directly on hunting licenses, ODFW no longer requires that the actual physical stamp be carried in the field while hunting. However, ODFW still makes the stamp available (at no additional charge) to hunters who purchased a validation. Stamp collectors may also purchase the stamp for $11.50.

Waterfowl stamps and validations raise about $500,000 annually with proceeds benefiting waterfowl management and habitat.

For the past 20 years, artist Robert Steiner has been under contract to supply the artwork for Oregon’s annual waterfowl stamp. This year, the competition will be open to everyone.

ODFW also holds annual art contests for the Habitat Conservation stamp and Upland Game Bird stamp.

For more information, contact Kelly Walton at 503-947-6322 or email


Kelly Walton
Oregon Fish and Wildlife

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