Artists: 2018 ODFW Art Competitions Announced

(Salem, Ore) – Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2018 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp and Upland Game Bird Stamp art competitions. Collector’s stamps and other promotional materials are produced from first place artwork and each winning artist receives $2,000.

Entries are accepted between 8 a.m. August 25 to 5 p.m., September 29, 2017 at ODFW headquarters, 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 fall 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 mammals, 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. Entry information.

Upland Game Bird Stamp

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

Waterfowl Stamp

Art entries must feature one of the following species in its natural habitat setting: Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, or Harlequin Duck. The sale of waterfowl stamps funds game bird research, surveys, habitat improvement and conservation projects. Entry information.

For more information contact Roxie Borisch at 503-947-6314 or Meghan Dugan at 541-440-3353.

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