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The purpose of these rules is to describe the procedures and necessary accompanying information for submission of artwork for the Habitat Conservation Stamp art competition, selection of the winning entry, obligations of the winning artist, and sales provisions pursuant to ORS Chapter 496.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138 & HB 2127, 2011 OL Ch. 50)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & HB 2127, 2011 OL Ch. 50
Hist.: DFW 13-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; DFW 65-2014, f. 6-11-14, cert. ef. 7-4-14


Submission of Artwork: Requirements

(1) Applicants shall submit artwork for the Habitat Conservation Stamp art competition to the Department headquarters office (4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302) by 5:00 p.m. on the last Friday of August of the preceding year.

(2) Habitat Conservation Stamp artwork shall feature at least one Strategy Species in a respective Strategy Habitat. Strategy Species and Strategy Habitats are identified in the 2006 Oregon Conservation Strategy. Artist depictions must be identifiable as a Strategy Species or will be disqualified from the competition.

(3) Image size of each entry shall measure 13 inches by 18 inches (horizontal or vertical) and shall be in any full color medium.

(4) No photographs, sculptures, fabric art, computer-generated or computer-enhanced art, or carvings will be accepted.

(5) The artwork shall be the artist’s original creation. A direct copy of another person’s artwork or photograph is not acceptable.

(6) The artwork shall be unsigned by the artist. Any signed artwork will be disqualified.

(7) Artwork used in production or entered into any state or federal stamp competition, including Oregon, will be disqualified.

(8) The artwork shall be completely dry. The Department is not responsible for damage to any artwork submitted wet or uncured.

(9) The entry shall be mounted and/or matted (white only), but it shall not be framed or under glass.

(10) All entries must be submitted in sturdy reusable containers. Artwork will be returned to the artist in the same packaging as originally submitted. The Department will not be liable for loss or damage during shipment to or from the Department's office.

(11) It is the responsibility of each entrant to obtain adequate property insurance coverage for their contest submission. The Deparment assumes no liability for damage, loss, or theft of any entry.

(12) Artists may submit more than one entry meeting the requirements herein.

(13) Each artist shall submit with his or her entry or entries a brief biographical description that includes the artist's background, experience, and previous artistic accomplishments. The Department reserves the right to use this information for publicity should the work be selected.

(14) Department employees are not eligible to participate in the contest.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138 & HB 2127, 2011 OL Ch. 50
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & HB 2127, 2011 OL Ch. 50
Hist.: DFW 13-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; DFW 57-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12; DFW 65-2014, f. 6-11-14, cert. ef. 7-4-14


Selection Process and Criteria

(1) A five-member panel including one Fish and Wildlife Commission member and four citizens chosen by the Director shall select the winning entry. Panel members may include representatives from the art community, wildlife profession, news media and conservation organizations.

(2) The selection panel shall choose the winning artwork based on:

(a) Artistic composition;

(b) Anatomical accuracy;

(c) Habitat accuracy;

(d) General rendering;

(e) Background; and

(f) General appeal.

(3) All artwork submissions shall be made available for public viewing following selection of the winning entry.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138 & HB 2127 (2011) (2011 OL Ch. 50)ter 50)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & HB 2127 (2011) (2011 OL Ch. 50)
Hist.: DFW 13-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12


Other Provisions

(1) The fee for the Habitat Conservation Stamp is $18.00 (plus $2.00 agent fee)

(2) Sale of Habitat Conservation Stamps by the Department shall end at the close of business on December 31, of the respective year. Stamps with numbers corresponding with the prints signed by the artist and the Governor will be retained. These stamps will only be distributed with the sale of the corresponding print. Excess stamps shall be shredded after auditing of sales takes place.

(3) The Department shall award one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the artist whose entry is selected for the Habitat Conservation Stamp.

(4) The winning entry shall become the exclusive property of the Department.

(5) The Department shall retain all reproduction rights for limited edition prints or other promotional materials.

(6) The artist shall sign, at no charge, up to two hundred fifty (250) habitat conservation prints for sale by the Department. The monetary prize will be awarded after the artist has signed the prints.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, HB 2127, 2011 OL Ch. 50
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, HB 2127, 2011 OL Ch. 50
Hist.: DFW 13-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; DFW 57-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12; DFW 156-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-12 thru 6-28-13; DFW 51-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-13; DFW 65-2014, f. 6-11-14, cert. ef. 7-4-14; DFW 88-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-14 thru 12-31-14; Administrative correction, 1-27-15

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