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Artists: 2019 ODFW art competitions announced

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Pygmy Rabbit by Kip Richmond, 2018 Habitat Conservation Stamp art competition winner.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

SALEM, Ore – Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2019 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp and Upland Game Bird Stamp art competitions.

Collector’s stamps, art prints and other promotional materials are produced from first place artwork.

Winning artists in each contest receives $2,000. Entries can be delivered or shipped to ODFW headquarters between August 31 and 5 p.m. on September 28, 2018 at 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302.

A panel judges original artwork on criteria including artistic composition, anatomical accuracy of the species, and general appeal. All qualifying submissions are displayed for public viewing at ODFW’s annual November art show, date TBD.

Habitat Conservation Stamp

Art entries must feature a Strategy Species in the Oregon Conservation Strategy in its natural habitat. The list of eligible reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and plants and algae are on the entry form. Proceeds from the program are used to restore native habitats and benefit Oregon’s native fish and wildlife of greatest conservation concern.

Upland Game Bird Stamp

Art entries must feature Ruffed Grouse in its natural habitat setting. The sale of upland game bird stamps funds game bird research, surveys, habitat improvement and conservation projects.

Waterfowl Stamp

Art entries must feature one of the following species in its natural habitat setting: Lesser Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser, American Green-winged Teal, or Greater White-fronted Goose. The sale of waterfowl stamps funds game bird research, surveys, habitat improvement and conservation projects

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Contact:

Roxie Borisch, 503-947-6314
Meghan Dugan, 541-464-2179

 
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