The 2021 Habitat Conservation Stamp, created by Buck Spencer.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is requesting art submissions for its 2022 stamps.

Between Aug. 27 and Sept. 24, artists can submit entries for the department’s Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp and Upland Game Bird Stamp. Artists do not have to live in Oregon to participate.

The winning artist in each contest receives a $2,000 award. Winning artwork is used to produce collector stamps and other promotional items with sale proceeds benefitting Oregon fish, wildlife and habitats.

Habitat Conservation Stamp entries must feature an animal in its natural habitat; Waterfowl Stamp entries must feature the Northern Shoveler in its natural habitat setting; and Upland Game Bird Stamp entries must feature the Chukar partridge in its natural habitat setting.

A list of comprehensive contest rules is online at

A panel will judge artwork based on artistic composition, anatomical accuracy of the species and general appeal. All submitted artwork will be showcased at a free art show, open to the public.

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