The Conservation Alliance Announces its Tattoo Design Contest Winners


Bend, Ore. – The Conservation Alliance Outreach Committee selected three winning designs from among the 15 submitted during the Conservation Alliance Temporary Tattoo Design Contest. Todd Bischoff, global graphic designer for SmartWool, John Duran, industrial design manager for CamelBak, and Tim Calkins, graphic artist for Osprey Packs were selected as the winners of the design contest. These three designs will be “inked” on Conservation Alliance member company employees at Outdoor Retailer Summer Show in Salt Lake City, August 2-5, 2012. 

A new feature at ORSM, attendees can expect “Tattoo Parlors” to pop up in member company booths throughout the show, including: CamelBak (#15027), Eagle Creek Travel Gear (#24016), KEEN (#32183), Osprey (#5010), and Patagonia ( #13027), Supporters can also pick up their Tattoos during The Conservation Alliance Breakfast (featuring Aron Ralston on Friday, August 3 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Marriot Downtown).

“We want employees of our member companies to show their pride in being a part of The Conservation Alliance,” said John Sterling, Conservation Alliance executive director. “What better way than to rock one of these great tattoo designs during the trade show?”

Tattoo Parlors:

Eagle Creek: #24016 – All day, every day of the show

CamelBak: #15027 – Day 1, August 2nd, 4-6pm

KEEN: #32183 – Day 2, August 3rd, All Day

Osprey: #5010 – All day, every day of the show

Be sure to visit one of the parlors and show your support for the Conservation Alliance and its members. For more details on this and other Conservation Alliance events at OR Summer Market, please visit:

About The Conservation Alliance:

The Conservation Alliance is an organization of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas throughout North America.

Membership in the Alliance is open to companies representing all aspects of the outdoor industry, including manufacturers, retailers, publishers, mills and sales representatives. The result is a diverse group of businesses whose livelihood depends on protecting our natural environment.

Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed nearly $10 million to grassroots conservation groups. Alliance funding has helped save more than 29 million acres of wildlands; protect 2,700 miles of rivers; stop or remove 25 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase nine climbing areas.

For complete information on the Conservation Alliance, see