Announcing the 2024 Wolf Stamp Contest Winner!

Each year, we issue a nationwide invitation to artists of all ages, urging them to create original pieces inspired by the Mexican gray wolf. This year, we were overwhelmed by the response, receiving 192 incredibly beautiful and diverse submissions! New Mexico Wild staff, board members, and members of the Aldo Leopold Circle then vote for the winner, whose artwork is printed on the Mexican Wolf Conservation Stamp.

While not a true postage stamp, the 4.5 x 5.5-inch full-color commemorative stamp is part of a series of framing-quality art prints offered to collectors, wolf-lovers, and supporters of New Mexico Wild. All proceeds from the stamp benefit New Mexico Wild’s Mexican gray wolf conservation and education efforts.

Tiana Stoeppler, Ancestral Call, 11 in. x 14 in., acrylic on canvas

Congratulations to our 2024 Mexican Gray Wolf Artist, Tiana Stoeppler!

Tiana’s painting, titled Ancestral Call, has been selected through an anonymous voting process as this year’s Wolf Stamp artwork!

The 2024 Mexican Gray Wolf Conservation Stamp featuring Tiana’s vibrant painting will soon be available for purchase in our shop here. 










In addition to this year’s winner, we are also happy to present our 2nd and 3rd place winners and the youth winner!

Second place winner: Robbin Bates, Canis Lupus, 4.5 in. x 5 in., digital drawing


Third place winner: Ed McKay, Wake Up Call, 24 in. x 20 in., acrylic on canvas


Youth First Place Winner: Kira Kampschmidt (age 14), Luminescent Whispers, 9 in. x 11 in., colored pencils

THANK YOU to all participating 2024 artists!

This year’s Mexican Gray Wolf Conservation Stamp contest has been exceptionally exciting and competitive, thanks to the overwhelming response and numerous submissions we received! The sheer beauty and diversity showcased in the wolf-inspired artwork are remarkable. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants for their contributions in honoring and celebrating the Mexican gray wolf!