Each year since 1988, the Fondation issues a stamp presenting a wildlife species in Quebec based on an original work by a Quebec artist. Rousseau Timbres et Monnaies à La Baie is a key partner in the development of this collection. The company ensures the production, marketing, and sale of the collection, and then remits a royalty to the Fondation de la faune for every stamp sold.

The stamp is also affixed to the annual outfitter’s licence under the Regulation respecting the content of an outfitter’s licence in Quebec.

The work illustrating the 2021 stamp, the red fox, is by Mrs. France Nault.

Terms for the annual conservation stamp contest

Contest on invitation
On June 1st of each year, Rousseau Timbres et Monnaies issues an invitation to artists to participate in the contest. They are selected from an artists’ list constituted by Rousseau Timbres et Monnaies since the first contest in 1987. All artists having won the contest at least once are on this list. It must be noted that the artist who wins the contest one year will not be invited to participate in the contest the following year.

Preselection
Artists interested in receiving an invitation and who are not on this list must submit their application file to Rousseau Timbres et Monnaies. Preselection is open to artists residing in Quebec and who are 18 years of age and older at the time of submission of their application file.

The application file must be sent my email to info@rousseaucollections.com or by mail at:
Rousseau Timbres et Monnaies à La Baie
585, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, 5e étage
Montréal (Québec) Canada H3B 3Y5

The file must be submitted before May 15 for the contest beginning June 1st of the given year.

The artist’s application file must include:

  • a resume (mentioning exhibits, awards, mentions, or honours received);
  • images of production representing wildlife species;
    a link to their website (optional).

Each file shall be evaluated by the program managers for Rousseau Timbres et Monnaies and the Fondation de la faune. The artists retained will receive an invitation to participate in the June 1st contest; the other artists will receive a negative response by email or regular mail.

Selection of the work for the stamp
Each work is evaluated by an expert committee under the supervision of Rousseau Timbres et Monnaies and the Fondation de la faune according to the following criteria:

  • respect for the morphology of the wildlife species retained;
  • respect for the species’ habitat;
  • overall quality of execution and harmony in the scene;
  • respect for technical specifications.

 Annual unveiling of the stamp
The launch of the annual stamp takes place with the artist in attendance at the beginning of April the year following the contest start date. The start date for the sale of the annual stamp and reproductions of the original work is set for April 1st of each year.

Rules

  1. Only artists who receive an invitation to participate from Rousseau Timbres et Monnaies may make a submission.
  2. Each participating artist must confirm their participation with Rousseau Timbres et Monnaies by July 15 (by email, letter, or phone).
  3. Each artist may submit only one original work (according to the technical specifications for the production, provided with the invitation).
  4. The closing date for the submission of the work for the contest is September 1st.
  5. The final selection of the work will take place in October. Three finalists shall be determined.
  6. The winner (first prize)
    The first prize will be awarded to the artist whose work will have been chosen to illustrate the following year’s stamp. The selected artist shall receive a prize of $5,000 cash. The selected artist shall sign a contract with the Fondation de la faune for full assignment of rights and terms of reproduction for products derived from the work.
  7. Second prize
    The second prize will be in the amount of $500 cash.
  8. Third prize
    The third prize will be in the amount of $500 cash.
  9. No other amount shall be awarded to other artists having submitted a work.
  10. The three finalists shall be contacted by the Fondation de la faune, who will then award them with their prizes.
  11. The name of the three finalists shall be unveiled in November and posted on the Fondation de la faune’s website.

Stamps

2021
Renard roux
France Nault
Website
2020
Martin-pêcheur
Pierre Girard
Website
2019
Song of Winter
Jean-Baptiste Monge
Website
2018
Sur la frayère – Ombles de fontaine
Ghislain Caron
Web page
2017
Ours noirs
Claudio D’Angelo
Website
2016
Loup gris
Patricia Pépin
Website
2015
Busard Saint-Martin
Jean-Charles Daumas
Website
2014
Bécasse d’Amérique
Claude Thivierge
Website
2013
Martre d’Amérique
Claudio D’Angelo
Website
2012
Cerfs de Virginie
Patrice Wolput
Website
2011
Pic à tête rouge
Daniel Gagné
Web page
2010
Le retour de la paruline azurée
Jean-Charles Daumas
Website
2009
La relève – Oie des neiges
Pierre Girard
Website
2008
Printemps arctique – Ours blancs 
Pierre Leduc
Website
2007
Pie-grièche migratrice
Claudio D’Angelo
Website
2006
Rainette faux-grillon de l’Ouest
Ghislain Caron
Web page
2005
Lièvre d’Amérique
Pierre Leduc
Website
2004
Bœufs musqués
Daniel Labelle
2003
Renard arctique
Michel Lamarche
2002
Caribous
Patrice Wolput
Website
2001
Geai bleu
Pierre Girard
Website
2000
Macareux moine
Clodin Roy
Website
2000
Tortue des bois
Patricia Pépin
Website
1999
Loutre de rivière
Daniel Gagné
Web page
1998
L’oie blanche
Jean-Paul Riopelle
Website
1997
Harfang des neiges
Claudio D’Angelo
Website
1996
Grand héron
Jean-Charles Daumas
Website
1995
Orignal
Robert Gérard
1994
Bélugas
Daniel Grenier
1993
Faucon Pèlerin
Ghislain Caron
Web page
1992
Lynx du Canada
Claire Tremblay
1991
Garrots communs
Pierre Leduc
Website
1990
Huards à collier
Pierre Leduc
Website
1989
Canards noirs
Claudio D’Angelo
Website
1988
Gélinotte huppée
Jean-Luc Grondin
Website