DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation are pleased to announce winners of the 2016 Waterfowl Stamp Art Competition.
Five judges from the Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee carefully analyzed 20 entries on display at the Denver Country Club, Dec. 9, 2015.
The committee selected Guy Crittenden’s original art entitled Colorado marsh mallards as the 2016 Waterfowl stamp. Crittenden’s piece not only earns the grand cash prize of $3,500 but also will be represented on a stamp for both hunters and collectors in 2016.
The rendition features a pair of mallards flying above a wetland with the beautiful Colorado Rockies in the background. In addition to artistic ability, committee members closely examined the topography of each piece to ensure accurate representation of both the mallard’s physical characteristics and appropriate habitat. The committee also considered the aesthetic appeal of the image once printed on a small-scale stamp.
Artists Richard Clifton and Scott Storm were runners up in the contest. View the paintings, read the biography of winning artist Guy Crittenden, and check out past stamp winners at http://cpw.state.co.us/
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.
The Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation (CWHF), a 501 (c) 3 organization, was founded in 1989 to ensure a wildlife legacy for Colorado today and tomorrow by securing and managing funds for wildlife projects. They work closely with Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and other state & federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the public providing funding and resource support services for wildlife and habitat conservation projects statewide. Their areas of focus include: wildlife conservation and research, habitat restoration and preservation, environmental education and the integration of sustainable human and wildlife land use practices. Learn about the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation at http://www.
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