Art Competition

Wildlife Habitat Canada invites Canadian wildlife artists to participate in an art competition held annually to select the image for the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print.

Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print
Art Competition

Although the Art Competition is by invitation only, Wildlife Habitat Canada welcomes new Canadian artists that may be interested in submitting a piece to the competition.

For new Canadian artists wishing to participate in the competition, please send an artist CV and website link where your artwork can be viewed (or provide samples of your work) to

2020 Art Competition


The winning painting features the Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) by artist DJ Cleland-Hura of Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia.

The painting is entitled “Come Spring – Northern Pintail”.

Click here to learn more about this year’s winner.

2021 Art Competition


The 2021 Art Competition will be held in November 2019 and featuring the Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).
The winning image will be unveiled on April 1, 2021.  

2022 Art Competition


The 2022 Art Competition will be held in November 2020 and feature the White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons).
The winning image will be unveiled on April 1, 2022.  

Please note that our office is still temporarily closed due to COVID-19 and at this time we are unsure as to when Staff will be returning to the office. Therefore, before you make arrangements to ship your painting, please contact us to discuss and confirm that WHC Staff will be available to receive it.

Previous Competitive Entries

Every year, WHC receives numerous paintings for the Art Competition. Each one is meticulously painted by a Canadian artist and is unique, offering a different perspective of the selected species. While we are limited to choosing only one finalist as the winning painting, the quality of art that we receive does not go unnoticed and we would like to showcase it.

 Click on the images below to see the art entries that we have received over the past few years.

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