Salmon Conservation Stamp Collection Competition Winner
Saturday March 31st, 2012 @ 2:35pm
Mark won the 20th Salmon Conservation Stamp Competition (2010) sponsored annually by the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The announcement was made in the Globe and Mail on Dec. 21, 2009.
Fifteen 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. This is the third time the competition has been won by Mark. Previously 2003 and 2005 were also years when the stamp image was a Hobson painting.