The Wild Postcard Project, organized in Alaska by UAF graduate students Emily Ortega and Josianne Haag, would like to thank the NGA LTER for their financial support of this year’s Alaskan Biodiversity Art Contest.
What is the Wild Postcard Project?
Originally, the Wild Postcard Project was founded by Angela Stevenson and Eileen Diskin in 2016 in a Dublin pub. Since then, it has hosted art competitions for kids and teens around the world. Their goal is spreading awareness of local wildlife across the world through postcards.
In Alaska …
After working on the project during her undergraduate studies at UBC, Josianne decided to bring the contest to UAF during her time as a graduate student.
In March 2021, with help from the NGA LTER project, the WPP successfully held a joint competition with the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for Alaskan K-12 students. Incredibly, this year’s competition attracted close to 500 young artists from across the state who shared their dual love of Alaskan biodiversity and art. Winners were chosen by a pair of judges, Dr. Amanda Kelley and local artist Klara Maisch.
In the end, 14 winners and 6 wildlife ambassadors were chosen to see their artwork turned into beautiful postcards!
This year’s winners:
And wildlife ambassadors:
More information on this year’s contest can be found at Alaska 2021 – The Wild Postcard
Project. To learn more about Alaskan biodiversity, please visit Alaskan Biodiversity – The Wild Postcard Project
Right now, the postcards are available through the WPP Etsy shop Celebrating biodiversity with beautiful by WildPostcardProject (etsy.com)!