2018 Art Competition for the Canadian Duck Stamp

2018 marks the 34th year of the program and will be the second time that the Wood Duck appears on the Canadian Duck Stamp. Michael Dumas’ painting, “Spring Mist,” of a Wood Duck drake and hen was featured on the 1990 Canadian Duck Stamp.

1990 Wood Duck

Although the art competition is by invitation only, Wildlife Habitat Canada welcomes new Canadian artists that may be interested in competing. For more information on the art competition, including rules, please click here.

The painting that wins the 2018 Art Competition will be featured on the 2018 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print. The majority of Stamps are purchased by waterfowl hunters via the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit (the Stamp is affixed to the Permit for validation); however, Stamps and Prints are also sold to collectors and individuals interested in contributing to the conservation of wildlife habitat in Canada.

The revenue from the Stamp is allocated to Wildlife Habitat Canada to fund its conservation grant program, through the support of the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Since the establishment of the Conservation Grant Program in 1985, Wildlife Habitat Canada has provided over $50M in grants to more than 1,500 habitat conservation projects across Canada.