Joseph Hautman, of Plymouth, Minnesota, won the 2015 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest on 19 September with his acrylic painting of a pair of flying Trumpeter Swans.
A trio of brothers from Minnesota made history today as they took the top three spots in the 2015 Federal Duck Stamp art contest. The announcement was made by Jerome Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Assistant Director for Migratory Birds, at the annual art contest, held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.V.
Duck stamp devotees are going to face “sticker shock” next year.
That’s because Congress has finally agreed to a big price increase for the federal government’s migratory bird hunting and conservation stamps.
The stamps, required by duck hunters and popular with stamp collectors, will increase by a whopping $10 next year — to $25.
The stamps have remained priced at $15 since 1991.
Next year’s federal duck stamp will feature the work of a western New York artist.
Jennifer Miller of Olean (Allegany) saw her acrylic painting of a pair of ruddy ducks emerge from a field of 186 entries as the winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest.
When the new United States federal duck stamp is issued June 27 in Washington, D.C., no artist-signed pane will be offered.
Adam Grimm, an Ohio native who now lives in Burbank, S.D., is the winner of the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest.
Put Your Stamp on Conservation!
Robert Steiner, an artist from San Francisco, Calif., is the winner of the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made today by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Rowan Gould at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, during the annual art contest – the only juried art competition sponsored by the federal government.
The 2012 federal duck stamp contest is coming up!
The first day of sale for the 2012 Federal duck stamp, RW79, and the Junior duck stamp (JDS20) will be on Friday, June 29, at the Bass Pro Shop in Hampton, Virginia.