ODFW art contest winners for 2021 announced; People’s Choice Award now open for online voting

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October 21, 2020

SALEM, Ore. – The winning artwork for ODFW’s 2021 Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird and Waterfowl Stamp art contests was selected on Tuesday.

The Habitat Conservation Stamp winner is Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep by Buck Spencer of Junction City, Ore.

The Upland Game Bird Stamp winner is Spruce Grouse by Buck Spencer.

The Waterfowl Stamp winner is Cinnamon Teal by Guy Crittenden of Milford, Del.

Mr. Spencer will receive a prize award of $4,000 for winning two of the contests and Crittenden will receive $2,000. Winning artwork will be the face of the 2021 stamps and other promotional items to benefit Oregon’s native wildlife and their habitats.

The People’s Choice Award for 2021 will be judged online this year and members of the public are invited to participate by voting online at: https://odfw.wufoo.com/forms/2021-odfw-stamp-art-peoples-choice.

“We appreciate the great artists and their dedication and enthusiasm to participate during this difficult year,” said Andrea Hanson, ODFW Conservation Strategy Coordinator. “There was a good amount of Oregon artists who entered the contest. It’s exciting to see an increase in local entries this year,” added Hanson.

View all winners and entries for the 2021 Habitat Conservation stamp art contest here.

View all winners and entries for the 2021 Upland Game Bird stamp art contest here.

View all winners and entries for the 2021 Waterfowl stamp art contest here.

The Habitat Conservation Stamp program provides a way for all Oregonians to give financial support for conserving our state's most imperiled fish, wildlife and their habitats. Collector’s stamps and limited-edition art prints are available for purchase at license sales agents or online.

Available online from Duck Pond Cellars and in their tasting room, is their Conservation Cuvee – Lot 8 featuring the 2020 winning Habitat Conservation Stamp artwork of Canary Rockfish by Karen Wares.

Duck Pond donates $5 from the sale of each bottle to ODFW’s Conservation Program which is used to restore habitats and benefit species of greatest conservation need in Oregon.

The sale of Upland Game Bird and Waterfowl Stamps support game bird research, surveys, habitat improvement and conservation projects. A large suite of species benefit from habitat work in upland and wetland areas. Non-hunters can support these programs by purchasing collector’s stamps and prints.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s art contest was judged at the ODFW Salem headquarters by independent judges and unfortunately not open to the public. Rules for entering the 2022 contests will be announced soon.
 
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