Your art could be on a stamp. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is holding its annual art contest to select the design for the state’s 2022-2023 upland game bird stamp. If you are 18 and older and a U.S. resident you can submit your artwork. Entries will be accepted from October 31 through December 2. This year’s stamp will feature the chukar bird. Entries must include at least one chukar, preferably in a habitat or setting representative of California. Entries will be judged on originality, artistic composition, anatomical accuracy, and suitability for reproduction as a stamp and print.
The contest will be judged by a panel of experts in the fields of ornithology, conservation, art, and printing. The winning artist will be selected during a judging event in December.
The money generated from stamp sales is dedicated to upland game bird-related conservation projects, education, hunting opportunities, and outreach.
If you want more information or to get entry forms you can visit wildlife.ca.gov/upland-game-bird-stamp.