Postmark deadline for Conservation Stamp Art Contest is March 2
February 23, 2015
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds artists that entries for the 2015 Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Contest must be postmarked or delivered in the Cheyenne Headquarters Game and fish office by March 2.
The swift fox, (Vulpes velox) one of Wyoming’s unique non game animals, is the subject for the 2015 contest. The annual event is now in its 32nd year.
Game and Fish typically receives 50-80 entries each year. The contest will culminate with judging in Cheyenne on April 10, 2015. The winning artwork will appear on the 2016 Wyoming conservation stamp.
Information including rules and deadlines on the Conservation Stamp Art Contest is on the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov. Printed rules and entry forms are also available and will be mailed to requesting artists. Artists may also choose to review the rules and use the forms on the Game and Fish website.
Each year the Game and Fish selects one species to be the subject of the competition and eventually appear on the printed conservation stamps. The winning artist also receives a cash award of $3,500. Second place receives $1,500, third $750.
The competition is open to professional artists. A change in this year’s contest allows submission of up to two entries per artist. Artists are also reminded that the March 2 deadline is a change from the March 15 deadline that was in place for a number of years.