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2016 ODFW art competitions announced

SALEM, Ore – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the annual art competition to select artwork featured on the 2016 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp and Upland Game Bird Stamp. The winning artist in each contest will receive $2,000.

Entries will be accepted August 28 until 5 p.m. on September 25, 2015 at ODFW headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Blvd., Salem. A five-member panel will choose the winning artwork after which all entries will be available for public viewing at an event announced later in the year. Artwork is used to produce a collector’s stamp and other promotional material.

Habitat Conservation Stamp

Art entries must feature one of 19 mammals chosen by ODFW from the Oregon Conservation Strategy or Oregon Nearshore Strategy. The list of species can be found on the entry form. Proceeds from the program benefit Oregon’s native species and habitats. Entry information.

Upland Game Bird Stamp

Art entries must feature California quail 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: Black Brant, Common Merganser, Greater Scaup, or Dusky Canada Goose. The sale of waterfowl stamps funds game bird research, surveys, habitat improvement and conservation projects. Entry information.