2014 Salmon Conservation Stamp Art Competition
Steelhead: Stealing Fresh Eggs was Mark’s entry into to the 2014 Salmon Conservation Stamp Art Competition and was awarded 2nd place.
Congratulations to Salt Spring Island wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock who won first prize and will have his work featured on the Salmon Stamp. You can see Allan's entry on the Pacific Salmon Foundation website.
Some of B.C.'s top wildlife artists are invited every November to compete for this prestigious honor and $6,000 prize money. The winning image is printed as a stamp and a limited edition print. The $6.30 stamp is attached to all salt water salmon licences and just over a dollar of that is returned to the Pacific Salmon Foundation for salmon restoration work. Since the program was started in 1989 well over 10 million dollars have been generated by the program for a wide range of projects directed at maintaining the health of the five species of Pacific Salmon and sea going trout.