2013 Salmon Conservation Stamp Art Competition
Tuesday January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:28pm
Coho: Dodging Kelp was Mark’s entry into to the 2013 Salmon Conservation Stamp Art Competition and was awarded 2nd place.
Congratulations to Vancouver wildlife artists Bill Munsie and Tak Shoji. Bill, who won first prize and will have his work featured on the Salmon Stamp and Tak placed third. You can see their entries on the Pacific Salmon Foundation blog.
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.