Art Competition

Wildlife Habitat Canada invites Canadian wildlife artists to participate in our annual national wildlife art competition 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 wildlife artists that may be interested in submitting a piece to the competition.

For new Canadian wildlife 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

Our National Wildlife Art Competition

2021 Art Competition for the 2023 Conservation Stamp Image

Dates to Remember:

Intent to Participate (For returning Artists): July 31, 2021

Final painting submission to WHC: October 28, 2021

Payment of Entry Fee: October 28, 2021

Art Competition Judging: Mid-November 2021

Art Winner Reveal: April 2023


2021 - Art Competition Winner!

2021 Art Competition


The winning painting features the Common Goldneye (Bucephala clangula) by artist Ric Sluiter of Pigeon Lake, Ontario.

The painting is entitled “On Golden Pond – Common Goldeneye”.

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

Visit our YouTube Page and learn more about Ric and his painting process.

2022 Art Competition - Now Closed

2022 Art Competition


The 2022 Art Competition was held in November 2020 and features the White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons).

The winning image will be unveiled on April 1, 2022.

2023 Art Competition - Intent to Participate Now Open!

2023 Art Competition


The 2023 Art Competition will be held in November 2021 and feature the Ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris).

The winning image will be unveiled on April 1, 2023.  

New Artists interested in competing must submit samples of their wildlife art to Amanda at for consideration.

Previously invited artists are encouraged to submit their Intent to Participate form electronically.

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. Please contact Amanda Mangan ( prior to shipment of any paintings.

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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