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Historic Cane Hill, Inc.
Arkansas Quail Stamp Competition

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

in partnership with

Historic Cane Hill, Inc. and the Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation

announce the

Arkansas Quail Stamp

Art Contest


Winning artist will receive $2,500 cash

along with publicity and media recognition


The artwork of the winning artist will be featured on the 2022 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s State Quail Stamp. The stamp increases awareness of the importance of habitat restoration to benefit Arkansas’s quail population. Proceeds from stamp sales will be used on habitat restoration projects on public lands.


Competition Eligibility

Open to all residents of Arkansas 12 years of age or older


Entry Deadline

Sunday February 20, 2022



The top 3 winning entries will be exhibited in the Historic Cane Hill Gallery



The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission’s Arkansas Quail Stamp Contest is made possible through partnerships with the Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation and with Historic Cane Hill Inc., a non-profit organization based in the picturesque, art-friendly community of Cane Hill in Northwest Arkansas.


Arkansas Quail Stamp Contest 2022

Technical Guidelines


How to Enter:

Artists should upload a digital photograph of their artwork through by searching “2022 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Quail Stamp”. Each artist may submit up to 3 individual entries. Artists accepted into the exhibition will be notified by email when the results are ready to view. Artwork accepted into the exhibition must be delivered to the exhibition venue according to the event calendar.

Entry Fee:

The competition is free to enter.


Grand Prize:       $2,500 cash

Second Place:    $500 cash

Third Place:        $250 cash

Event Calendar:

Entry deadline: February 20, 2022 (midnight)

Notification to artists of acceptance/declination: March 4, 2022

Deadline to receive artwork at gallery: April 8, 2022

Artist’s Reception/Awards presentation: April 16, 2022

Exhibition opens to the public: April 16, 2022

Exhibition closes: May 29, 2022 

Deadline to pick up artwork from gallery: June 10, 2022

Subject matter:

All design entries must include a live portrayal of the Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) within its correct, natural habitat. All entry designs must have an equal focus on the bird itself and its habitat features. Hunting equipment, hunting dogs, or elements celebrating upland game bird hunting heritage or conservation efforts can be included in the design, but is not required. Judges will be looking at overall artistic merit and does the design accurately and ecologically depict a natural scene that bobwhites would inhabit. The judges will select the best design that will make an interesting, useful, and attractive Quail Stamp that will be accepted and prized by hunters, conservationists, stamp collectors, and others. Winning designs will draw significant attention to the key Northern Bobwhite habitat characteristics. The submitted artwork must be the original hand-created design of the artist. The artwork may not be copied or duplicated from previously published art, including photographs, or from images in any format published on the internet. Photographs, computer-generated art, or art produced from a computer printer or other computer/mechanical output device (airbrush method accepted) are not eligible to be entered in the contest. An entry submitted in a prior contest but was not selected for a stamp design may be submitted in the current contest if the entry meets all other criteria.

No scrollwork, lettering, signatures, or initials may appear on the artwork image.

Artwork Dimensions:

The design must be a horizontal artwork. All artwork entered must be done on paper or panel and the finished design must measure exactly 18 inches wide by 13 inches tall.

Note: Original artwork must be suitable for printing at a reduced size. The artwork will provide the design for a 1.75” x 1.5” finished stamp. Consider the amount of detail to include in the artwork based on this reduction in size.


A panel of qualified judges will select the artworks to be included in the exhibition. The judges will also select the winning artworks. The decision of the judges is final.

Artwork Delivery:

The top 3 winning artworks will be exhibited at the Historic Cane Hill Gallery. These works should be shipped to the exhibition venue or may be dropped off in person. All costs related to shipping artwork to the venue is the responsibility of the artist.

The shipping address for artwork is:

Historic Cane Hill, Inc.

P.O. Box 83

14335 Hwy 45

CaneHill, Arkansas 72717

Attention: Lawrence McElroy


Hand-delivered artwork may be dropped off during the following dates and times:

Monday thru Friday March 21 thru April 8, from 9am until 4pm, or by appointment

Receipt of artwork shipped by commercial carrier:

Monday thru Friday beginning March 21, 2022

Artists are encouraged to provide insurance for their artwork during shipping.


The top 3 winning artworks should be appropriately framed. If also matted, the matting should be white.

Return of artwork:

The artwork selected as the Grand Prize winner will not be returned to the artist. The remaining 2 winning entries will be returned to the artists at the expense of Historic Cane Hill, Inc.

Virtual Exhibition:

All artwork accepted into the exhibition will be featured in a virtual gallery using the digital images which were submitted through The virtual exhibition will be available to the public. Accepted artwork will not be for sale.


Thanks for entering!



Contest Exhibition and Participation Agreement


 Entry into this contest constitutes an agreement by the entering artist to comply with the terms and conditions regarding the display, participation, and image reproduction rights, detailed in this Exhibition and Participation Agreement.

1. Artwork entered in the Arkansas Quail Stamp Contest may be displayed in a gallery setting at Historic Cane Hill and possibly other venues, at the discretion of Historic Cane Hill Inc. and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, for the purpose of promoting public awareness of quail habitat restoration.

2. The artist waives any, and all, claims for damage or loss that might otherwise lie against Historic Cane Hill, Inc. or the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission during the time my entry is in the custody of the management of this contest and exhibition(s).

3. The artist agrees to allow event sponsors unrestricted use and reproduction of images of submitted artwork, artist names, and photographs of the artist for the purpose of event marketing and publicity, and promotion of public awareness of quail habitat restoration efforts and issues.

4. The artist affirms that his/her entry is a creation of his/her own hand, neither copied nor duplicated from previously published art, including paintings, drawings in any medium, or published photograph; or from images of any kind previously published on the internet.


If my artwork is selected as the winning entry, I also agree to the following:

1. As the winning artist, I will be awarded the sum of $2,500.00 cash as the prize. No other compensation will be offered or delivered to the artist as a result of winning this contest.

2. The winning artwork will become the property of supporting sponsor Tim Leach.

3. I grant permission to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission to reproduce the winning artwork for the purpose of producing a stamp.

4. I understand and accept that the original artwork image will be used by the stamp printer and that in doing so, changes may be made to the artist’s original design at the discretion of the stamp printer.

5. I agree to provide my signature for use on all stamp products at no cost.

6. I waive all rights to monies generated from the sale of the stamp, as produced by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.

7. I grant permission to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission to reproduce and/or publish the winning artwork for the purpose of education, public awareness, or marketing, without compensation to the artist.

8. Artist will and hereby does assign to the Commission all right, title, and interest that it may possess in Artwork including, but not limited to, all copyright, reproduction and proprietary rights relating thereto.

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