Call for artwork for the Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Contest
by Wyoming Game & Fish
October 1, 2014
Artists are alerted that beginning Jan. 1, 2015 the Game and Fish will begin accepting artwork for the 2015 Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Contest. The swift fox, (Vulpes velox) one of Wyoming’s unique nongame animals, is the subject for the 2015 contest. The annual event is now in its 32nd year.
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 and third $750.
The competition is open to professional artists. Entries for the contest must be postmarked and/or delivered to Game and Fish office in Cheyenne between Jan. 1 and March 1. A change in this year’s contest allows submission of up to two entries per artist. Artists are also reminded that the March 1 deadline is a change from the March 15 deadline that was in place for a number of years. 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.
Swift fox are the smallest of all canids, about the size of a house cat, and are found in a handful of counties in southern Wyoming. They are most common in prairie habitats in the southeastern corner of the state.